Puget Sound comes up short at Pacific Lutheran, 3-1

Puget Sound comes up short at Pacific Lutheran, 3-1

PARKLAND, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team won a closely contested second set, but the Loggers ultimately fell to Pacific Lutheran, 3-1 (25- 15, 24-26. 25-12, 25-18).

The Loggers (9-14, 6-9 NWC) and Lutes (17-7, 11-4 NWC) were tied, 6-6, in the second set when Kayla Thaller served Puget Sound to five-consecutive points. The streak started with an attack error by Pacific Lutheran, which was then followed by a Thaller ace. A kill by Renee Kenneally and two more Lute errors aided the 5-0 run.

PLU evened the score, 20-20, but a kill by Kristen Miguel gave the Loggers a one-point edge. The Lutes rallied for a 24-23 lead when Rita Dexter's kill tied things up. Rachael Garrison followed with a service ace and the Loggers won the set with an error by Pacific Lutheran.

The Lutes bounced back by winning the next two sets, 25-12 and 25-18. Pacific Lutheran, which leads the Northwest Conference in hitting percentage, attacked at a .312 clip.

Thaller led the Loggers with 16 assists and Kristen Lane came away with a team-high 16 digs. Hannah Stinson posted a team-high eight kills with a .500 hitting percentage.

Puget Sound concludes the 2015 season at Pacific on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

 

 

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