TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team had an uncharacteristically tough time putting the ball away during its 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-16) loss against Pacific Lutheran in Memorial Fieldhouse Wednesday night.
The Loggers (6-8, 3-4 NWC) hit a season-worst -.017 against the Lutes (12-3, 6-1 NWC). Katarina Moffett was an offensive spark for Puget Sound, as the junior totaled a season-high eight kills.
After losing the first set, 25-13, Puget Sound nearly nabbed the second set. The Lutes opened the middle set with an 11-6 lead, but a kill by Kristen Miguel ignited a 9-0 Logger run. Rachael Garrison added an ace during the stretch, and another kill by Miguel gave Puget Sound a 15-11 advantage.
Pacific Lutheran battled back to take an 18-17 edge, but a Lute error evened the score. The teams battled point-for-point when the Lutes were on the verge of winning the set with a 24-22 lead, but a PLU error followed by a Miguel kill tied things up, 24-24. The Lutes recorded consecutive points to close the set.
The Loggers return to Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday, Oct. 7, to host Lewis & Clark at 6 p.m. as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend. Visit www.pugetsound.edu to register for the many events on campus.
The Lutes received 50 votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top-25 Poll earlier this week.