Loggers close out Trinity Fall Classic with two losses

Loggers close out Trinity Fall Classic with two losses

TACOMA, Washington – The University of Puget Sound volleyball team rounded out the Trinity Fall Classic (Texas) with a pair of losses on Saturday.

vs. Texas Lutheran

The Loggers (1-7) suffered a tough 3-2 loss (17-25, 25-21, 25-16, 19-25, 15-11) against Texas Lutheran in their first match on Saturday. Puget Sound won the first set, 25-17, but the Bulldogs stormed back to win the next two sets. The Loggers evened the game after Nicolette Reynaud's kill sealed the fourth set, 25-19, and Puget Sound momentarily carried that momentum into the early part of the fifth and decisive fifth set.

Andie Kenneally opened the fifth set with a service ace, and Rachael Garrison added an ace of her own as the Loggers increased their lead to 9-6. However, Texas Lutheran scored five consecutive points to claim an 11-9 advantage and never looked back.

"Despite the loss, we bounced back well from yesterday and we sustained longer streaks of Logger-style volleyball," said Puget Sound volleyball head coach Mark Massey. "I felt good about the team's effort and progress."

Moira McVicar provided a stellar 46 assists for Puget Sound while Reynaud posted a team-high 13 kills. Rachael Garrison led the Loggers with 19 digs.

vs. Trinity University

Puget Sound closed out the Trinity Fall Classic by losing to host Trinity University in three sets (25-11, 25-14, 25-10). McVicar recorded 14 assists and Garrison came away with a team-high 11 digs.

"We didn't quite bring our mojo against Trinity," said Massey. "Their tough serves kept us on our heels offensively, and we weren't able to generate the kills necessary to win a 'Top-25' match."

The Loggers return home on Friday, Sept. 19, when they open conference play against Whitman at 7 p.m.