October 19, 2012

Massey Notches Win No. 300 At Puget Sound

TACOMA, Wash. – Puget Sound volleyball head coach Mark Massey notched his 300th career victory at Puget Sound as the 15th-ranked Puget Sound volleyball team defeated visiting George Fox in four sets. Marissa Florant's 18 kills led the Loggers (14-5, 8-3 NWC) to the victory.

"It really just means I've been around a long time and had some really good player on my side of the net," Massey said about his 300th win. "It says a lot about the caliber of student-athlete we get at Puget Sound, being able to win 300 matches here and establish ourselves as one of the top programs in Division III."

Florant tallied 11 of her team-high 18 kills in the final two sets with five coming in the final set of the win. She hit .320 on the day and also tallied a team-high 18 digs. Jackie Harvey added 15 kills and 17 digs to the effort.

The Loggers started off on a roll, hitting .321 through the first two sets to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match. However, George Fox (8-10, 6-5 NWC) reversed the tables in the third set, led by seven kills from Erin Campbell. Campbell finished the match with a match-high 19 kills and 19 digs. Lucy Capron had 13 kills for the Bruins.

The fourth set stayed close through the first two dozen points as the Loggers led 13-11. After the Loggers took over the serve with a 16-13 lead, Karly Edwards served up the final 10 points. Florant pounded down her final three kills during the run, including the final point of the match.

The Loggers return home tomorrow to take on Pacific at 7 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse.

 


Nicolette Reuynaud
Los Gatos, Calif.
Valley Christian HS

Nicolette Reynaud jumped into a starting role early this season as a freshman and flourished in her new role. Her hard work on and off the floor has paid dividends as she led the team in blocks for much of the year. “On the court I think we expect to give 100% effort 100% of the time. We also expect the same thing off the court.”