Loggers rally for a 3-2 win at Lewis & Clark

Loggers rally for a 3-2 win at Lewis & Clark

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team had its back against the wall when it trailed Lewis & Clark, two sets to one, but the Loggers rallied for a 3-2 victory (25-11, 23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-9) over the hosting Pioneers on Saturday night.

Shawna Smith finished with her second consecutive double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs, while Moira McVicar added 38 assists in the win. McVicar has recorded at least 30 assists in four-straight games.

The Loggers (4-9, 2-1 NWC) won the first set in convincing fashion, 25-11. Kristen Lane served Puget Sound to five-straight points in the set, including a run of three consecutive aces.

The Pioneers (7-6, 1-3 NWC) bounced back to win the second set, 25-23. The Loggers led by as much as 15-11, but Lewis & Clark rallied for five straight points to even the scoreboard. The Pioneers maintained momentum en route to winning the third set, 25-18, for a 2-1 edge, but Puget Sound remained poised and forced a fifth set with a 25-22 win in the fourth. 

The Loggers never trailed in the decisive set as a kill by Heather Sangster pushed the lead to 9-3. Puget Sound won the set, 15-9.

"We played with confidence in the fifth set," said Puget Sound head coach Mark Massey. "I was really proud of our team for hanging in there under intense pressure." 

The Loggers will look to add to their three-game winning streak on Friday, Oct. 3, when they travel to Pacific for a 7 p.m. match.