The 2019 volleyball season finale is at Linfield Saturday

The 2019 volleyball season finale is at Linfield Saturday

TACOMA, Washington – The 2019 Puget Sound volleyball season comes to an end when the Loggers play at Linfield Saturday, Nov. 9, with a 6 p.m. start.

 

 WHO 

 Puget Sound at Linfield

 WHERE 

 McMinnville, Ore.

 WHEN 

 Saturday, Nov. 9 | 6 p.m. 

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

Searching for consistency

Although there are many bright spots for the young Puget Sound team without any seniors, the Loggers sometimes struggled to consistently compete at high level. Puget Sound's most recent five contests is a good example. The Loggers won three consecutive games, each by a 3-1 margin, but then they lost their next two matches, both by a 3-0 margin.

 

Last time against Linfield

Puget Sound beat the Wildcats, 3-1, in Memorial Fieldhouse earlier this season (Oct. 12). Jordan Holman and Isabella Bean each had nine kills, while Sarah Blumenfeld added 31 assists.

 

Doing it all

Jordan Holman's 242 kills ranks eighth in the Northwest Conference. She is the only NWC player with more than 200 kills and more than 300 digs.

 

Aces

Jordan Holman and Sarah Blumenfeld continue to be the most impactful servers in the NWC. Blumenfeld's 54 aces paces the conference, and Holman closely follows with 52.

 

Living on her block

Melanie Siacotos leads the NWC in blocks with 97. She has a conference-best 21 solo blocks. Siacotos had a season-best nine blocks in an early-season win over Texas Lutheran (Sept. 6).

 

Freshman sensation

Tallie Davison's collegiate career got off to a late start due to injury, but when she hit the court she made her presence known. Through six matches, Davison is averaging 3.55 kills per set with a .219 hitting percentage. She also earned a NWC Student-Athlete of the Week honor.

 

Scouting Linfield (5-21, 1-13 NWC)

The Wildcats are in the midst of a nine-game losing streak. Linfield has won only four sets during the slide. The Wildcats rank last in the NWC for hitting percentage (.095), kills per set (9.39), and blocks per set (1.14).