TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team opened its Northwest Conference schedule with a convincing 3-1 win (25-13, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22) over Lewis & Clark on Friday night in Memorial Fieldhouse. The Loggers have won four consecutive games and five of their last six.
Kristen Lane posted a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs, and the Loggers' (6-3, 1-0 NWC) defensive efforts held the Pioneers (1-7, 0-1 NWC) to just a .047 attack percentage.
Puget Sound opened the game in dominating fashion by winning the first set, 25-13. A kill by Rita Dexter followed by an ace from Lane gave the Loggers a 6-1 edge, and Puget Sound never let their lead dip below four points for the rest of the set.
The Pioneers bounced back to win the second set, 25-19. Following the extended break after the second set, Lewis & Clark maintained momentum and held a 15-11 lead in the third set. However, the Loggers battled back to even the score, 16-16, following a kill by Hannah Stinson. Both sides exchanged points before Maggie Van Weele served the Loggers to six consecutive points for a 23-17 lead.
Puget Sound returns to Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday, Sept. 17, to host Linfield at 5 p.m.
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