SPOKANE, Washington – Kristen Lane led all players with 23 digs, but the Puget Sound volleyball team lost on the road at Whitworth, 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-14), on Saturday night.
Lane has now recorded double-digit digs in three-consecutive games and she's second on the team with 176 for the season (Rachael Garrison, 297). The Loggers (8-10, 5-5 NWC) had their second-worst attacking performance of the season after finishing with a -.018 mark. On the other side, the Pirates (14-6, 8-2 NWC) attacked at a .175 clip.
The Loggers and Pirates were tied, 10-10, in the first set when an error by Whitworth combined with kills by Emily Convery and Katie Rice allowed Puget Sound to take a 13-10 edge. The Loggers continued to hold a three-point lead when Shawna Smith's kill made it 16-13. From that point, however, Whitworth went on a 5-0 run and never looked back.
The Pirates held an early 5-2 lead in the second set, but the Loggers rallied and a Heather Sangster kill made it 6-6. Still, Whitworth grabbed the next point and held the lead for the rest of the set. The Pirates grabbed a 10-2 lead in the third set en route to winning the match.
Puget Sound returns home to Linfield on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.
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