Logger volleyball begins NWC season at home against the Whits

Logger volleyball begins NWC season at home against the Whits

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team begins its Northwest Conference slate in Memorial Fieldhouse by host Whitman (Sept. 20) and Whitworth (Sept. 21) this weekend.

 

 WHO 

 Puget Sound vs. Whitman

 WHERE 

 Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 

 WHEN 

 Friday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m. 

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

 WHO 

 Puget Sound vs. Whitworth

 WHERE 

 Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 

 WHEN 

 Saturday, Sept. 21 | 7 p.m. 

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

Doubling up in Cali

The Loggers made two trips to California in September. First, Puget Sound competed in the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational (Sept. 6-7), where the Loggers posted a 2-2 record. One week later, the Loggers competed in the Leopard Invitational, hosted by La Verne. The Loggers won one out of four matches in the Leopard Invitational.

 

Doubling up on accolades

Freshman libero Chloe Akiona-Bannan has already received two different tournament tournament honors. She was named to both the Puget Sound Premiere All-Tournament Team and the Leopard Invitational All-Tournament Team. Akiona-Bannan leads the NWC in digs with 220.

 

Chip off the ol' block

Puget Sound leads the NWC in blocks per set (1.94). Melanie Siacotos ranks third overall in the category (1.04), and Maggie Jones is fifth (0.77).

 

Off target

Puget Sound's hitting has struggled through the first 12 matches of the season. The Loggers enter the weekend attacking at a .113 clip, which ranks seventh in the NWC.

 

Scouting Whitman (0-6, 0-0 NWC)

The Blues enter the weekend still looking for its first win of the season, and they have won only two sets this season. Whitman's sluggish start includes a 3-0 non-conference loss against Whitworth. Elyse Benavides is the team leader in kills (50), and Sophia Dominitz has the most blocks (10) for Whitman so far this season.

 

Scouting Whitworth (6-4, 0-0 NWC)

The Pirates have three different three-game winning streaks this season, but they enter the weekend with consecutive losses against Transylvania and Colorado college. Emiko Kalhler is second in the NWC for kills per set (3.72), and Iris Tikhonov ranks fourth for blocks per set (0.92).