TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball season came to a triumphant close on Saturday night as the Loggers rallied from a 2-0 deficit at Linfield to beat the Wildcats, 3-2 (20-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-0), on Saturday night.
Puget Sound (12-13, 11-5 NWC) won its third match of the season after trailing 2-0, and all three comeback wins happened on the road.
Senior Nicolette Reynaud, playing in her last game as a Logger, led Puget Sound with 14 kills, and Moira McVicar came away with a double-double after she finished with 22 assists and 12 digs. Rachael Garrison posted a game-high 33 digs.
Linfield (10-11, 9-7 NWC) won the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-18. The Loggers bounced back by grabbing an 8-1 lead in the third set, but the Wildcats used an 8-2 run to pull to within 19-18. The Loggers fended off Linfield's comeback bit to hold on for the 25-23 win.
Linfield appeared poised to win the match after it took an 11-5 lead in the fourth set, but three consecutive service aces by Shawna Smith proved to be just the catalyst the Loggers needed as they claimed a 15-13 lead and held on for a 25-19 win.
A trio of early errors by the Wildcats allowed the Loggers to take a 4-2 lead in the fifth and decisive set. Though Linfield evened the score, 4-4, Puget Sound never trailed in the fifth set en route to a 15-10 victory.
Despite opening the season with a 1-9 mark, the young Logger squad finished strong by winning 11 of its last 15 games.
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