Loggers pick up first win of the season against Colby-Sawyer

Loggers pick up first win of the season against Colby-Sawyer

CLAREMONT, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team picked up its first win of the season over Colby-Sawyer, but the Loggers later fell to Claremont-M-S to come away with a 1-3 record in the Pacific Coast Classic.


Puget Sound 3, Colby-Sawyer 2 (25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 15-12)

The Loggers jumped out to a 2-0 lead and survived strong a comeback attempt by Colby-Sawyer to pick up their first win of the season. Puget Sound won the first two sets, 25-23 and 25-21. The Chargers won the next two sets (25-20, 25-23) to fource a decisive fifth set.

Colby-Sawyer grabbed a 3-0 edge in the fifth set, but an attack error by the Chargers sparked a 6-1 run for the Loggers as Puget Sound claimed a 6-4 edge. The Charges tallied consecutive points to even the score, 6-6, but the Loggers answered back two points of their own and held on the lead for the remainder of the set.

Shawna Smith led the Loggers with nine kills, including the game-winner in the fifth set. She also added 12 digs in the winning effort. Rachael Garrison led all players with 27 digs.

Claremont-M-S 3, Puget Sound 0 (25-23, 25-20, 20-9)

The Loggers gave the Staggs a strong run the first set as they rattled off four consecutive points, including a service ace by Kristen Lane, to take an 8-4 lead. The Puget Sound advantage grew to 14-7 following a kill by Shawna Smith, and a kill by Hannah Stinson allowed the Loggers to maintain a favorable lead, 19-14.

From that point, the Athenas went on a 7-3 run to cut Puget Sound's lead to 22-21. Another kill by Smith cushioned the lead to 23-21, but CMS recorded the final four points to win the first set.

Loggers make their home debut when they host the Puget Sound Premier on Friday, Sept. 11.


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