TACOMA, Washington – The University of Puget Sound volleyball team opened the Trinity Fall Classic (Texas) with a pair of losses on Friday.
The Loggers lost to Mary Hardin-Bayler and Southwestern, both by a 3-0 margin.
"We had streaks of very good play today with both blocking and passing," said Puget Sound volleyball head coach Mark Massey. "But we still struggled offensively."
The Loggers (1-6) opened the tournament with a 3-0 loss (25-15, 25-13, 25-13) to Mary Hardin-Baylor. Puget Sound held an 11-10 lead in the first set, but the Crusaders rattled off eight-consecutive points en route to a 25-15 victory. Trailing two sets to none, the Loggers opened the third set with a 3-0 advantage and held a late 16-14 edge, but Mary Hardin-Baylor rallied for five consecutive points to take the lead for good and seal the match.
McVicar continued to play well for Puget Sound by recording 20 assists, but the Loggers fell to Southwestern in three sets (25-13, 25-11, 25-18). Both Rice and Emily Convery posted a team-high seven kills, and Rachael Garrison led Puget Sound with 11 digs.
The Loggers conclude the tournament with two games on Saturday, the first of which is against Texas Lutheran, and they round out the weekend with a match against the host, Trinity University.