Lane, Loggers outlast the Bruins on the road, 3-2

Lane, Loggers outlast the Bruins on the road, 3-2

NEWBERG, Oregon – Three Loggers posted double-digit kills as the Puget Sound volleyball team survived a late surge by George Fox to beat the Bruins, 3-2 (25-15, 25-20, 28-30, 25-27, 15-9), on the road Friday night.

Kristen Lane set the tone for the Logger offense with 14 kills. Kristen Miguel and Katie Rice added 10 kills apiece.

Lane also notched 16 digs to finish with her eighth double-double of the season. Moira McVicar tallied a team-high 25 assists, and Kayla Thaller added 23.

The Loggers (15-8, 10-5 NWC) finished with a .211 hitting percentage, marking the third time in the last four matches Puget Sound has hit over .200.

Puget Sound dominated the first two sets, 25-15 and 25-20. However, George Fox (4-19, 2-13 NWC) battled back to win the next two sets. The Bruins needed a little extra effort to win the third and fourth sets. The Loggers were up by eight, 17-9, in the third set, but the Bruins battled back to win the set, 30-28. George Fox won the fourth set, 27-25.

The Loggers and Bruins evenly split the first six points of the fifth set, but Puget Sound went on a decisive 6-0 run to take a 9-3 lead and win the final set, 15-9.

The Loggers conclude the 2016 season at Willamette on Saturday, Nov. 5. The season finale begins at 6 p.m.

 

 

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