TACOMA, Wash. – Jackie Harvey pounded down 21 kills to lead the Puget Sound volleyball team to a 25-21, 25-12, 23-25, 25-19 win over visiting Linfield on Saturday. The Loggers (17-5, 11-3 NWC) won their fourth consecutive match and hit .263 on the night to get past the Wildcats (8-14, 3-11 NWC).
Harvey started hot and never let up. She had five kills in the first set while hitting .400 as the Loggers controlled the set and cruised to the win. The Loggers it .333 in the set while holding Linfield to .095 hitting.
The Loggers caught fire even more in the second set, hitting a scorching .424. At one point, Marissa Florant had served 10 points in a row as the Loggers rolled. Jenni Brehove had 14 of her 46 assists in the set and the Loggers had three team blocks to key the win.
Linfield took advantage of a younger Logger lineup in the third set and hit .236 while holding the Loggers to .082 hitting. Kailana Ritte-Camara had four of her team-high 13 kills in the set to lead Linfield.
The tides turned back toward the Loggers in the fourth set as they went back to their hot hitting ways and cruised to the match victory.
Florant led the Loggers with 24 digs and Christina Chun contributed 20 digs to the cause. Courtney Uyeda had a match-high 26 kills for Linfield.
The Loggers finished up their home schedule with a four-match winning streak and have two matches on the road to finish up the regular season. First up, the Loggers travel across town to Pacific Lutheran for a 7 p.m. match on Wednesday.