TACOMA, Washington – Pacific was strong from the first serve and kept constant pressure on Puget Sound as the Loggers lost to the Boxers on Saturday night, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-22).
The Boxers (7-9, 4-4 NWC) claimed the first two points of the match en route to a 12-3 lead in the first set. Despite losing the first set, 25-11, the Loggers (7-9, 4-4 NWC) kept pace in the second set. A kill by Heather Sangster gave Puget Sound a 3-2 edge, and the Loggers continued to hold a small lead following a service ace by Rachael Garrison to make it 10-8. The Loggers' lead dwindled to 12-11, and a 3-1 run by Pacific allowed the Boxers a lead they held on to for the rest of the set.
Puget Sound stayed close as an attack error by the Boxers cut Puget Sound's deficit to 22-20, but that's as close as the Loggers would get in the second set.
Although they Loggers and Boxers exchange each of the first four points of the third set, Puget Sound never held a lead. The Loggers trailed by just one point a handful of times, including 11-10 following a Pacific service error, but Puget Sound couldn't overcome the deficit.
Kristen Lane led the Loggers with 13 digs, and Sangster came away with a team-high seven kills.
The Loggers go back on the road with a conference match at Whitman on Friday, Oct. 16. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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