CLAREMONT, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team picked up its first win of the season over Colby-Sawyer, but the Loggers later fell to Claremont-M-S to come away with a 1-3 record in the Pacific Coast Classic.
Puget Sound 3, Colby-Sawyer 2 (25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 15-12)
The Loggers jumped out to a 2-0 lead and survived strong a comeback attempt by Colby-Sawyer to pick up their first win of the season. Puget Sound won the first two sets, 25-23 and 25-21. The Chargers won the next two sets (25-20, 25-23) to fource a decisive fifth set.
Colby-Sawyer grabbed a 3-0 edge in the fifth set, but an attack error by the Chargers sparked a 6-1 run for the Loggers as Puget Sound claimed a 6-4 edge. The Charges tallied consecutive points to even the score, 6-6, but the Loggers answered back two points of their own and held on the lead for the remainder of the set.
Claremont-M-S 3, Puget Sound 0 (25-23, 25-20, 20-9)
The Loggers gave the Staggs a strong run the first set as they rattled off four consecutive points, including a service ace by Kristen Lane, to take an 8-4 lead. The Puget Sound advantage grew to 14-7 following a kill by Shawna Smith, and a kill by Hannah Stinson allowed the Loggers to maintain a favorable lead, 19-14.
From that point, the Athenas went on a 7-3 run to cut Puget Sound's lead to 22-21. Another kill by Smith cushioned the lead to 23-21, but CMS recorded the final four points to win the first set.
Loggers make their home debut when they host the Puget Sound Premier on Friday, Sept. 11.
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