TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team returned home following a four-game, in-conference road stretch during which it won three games, but the Loggers fell to crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran on Wednesday night, 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-11).
Kayla Thaller led the Loggers (7-8, 4-3 NWC) in assists for the third –consecutive games as she finished with 13 against the Lutes (10-6, 4-3 NWC). Rachael Garrison finished with a team-high 14 digs, and Moira McVicar added 10.
After dropping the first set, Puget Sound appeared to poised to even the match when it held a 22-20 lead in the second set. A kill by Katie Rice broke a 20-20 tie, and an attack error by the Lutes gave the Loggers a small cushion. However, Pacific Lutheran rallied to score six of the next eight points.
The Lutes attacked at .229 clip, while the Loggers were held to .052. Both sides were near even in services, as Pacific Lutheran tallied eight aces to Puget Sound's seven.
The Loggers look to get back on the winning track when they host Pacific on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
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