PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kortney Meyer and Casey Myszkowski hit milestones for kills as the Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost 25-22, 25-14, 25-20 to the Whitworth Pirates on Friday night at the Pamplin Sports Center.
Meyer had 12 kills to lead the Pioneers, moving past 400 for her career, while Myszkowski also hit a milestone, getting her 250th kill during the match. She finished with six kills total.
"For a new position this year, I'm really happy they are there to support me and help me transition," said Meyer about her teammates and hitting the milestone.
The Pioneers nearly won the first set, opening with a 14-13 lead in the first set. The Pios kept it tied at 22 before Whitworth scored the final three points.
"It was a new attitude. Fresh new start kind of attitude," said Meyer. "I'm happy we came out and fought really hard and just went all out."
The Pirates (7-6, 4-1 NWC) jumped out to a bigger lead in the second set, which had the widest margin of the match. Emiko Kahler hit .565 and dropped 14 kills to lead the match. Whitworth had a 47-36 advantage in total kills and hit .367 as a team, a season high.
Behind Meyer, Bailee Cragun had seven kills and hit .467, a Pioneers team high. She added a match-high five blocks. Makena Ohlmaier had five kills and Sam Yorke added four to go with nine assists. Mikayla Lopez had 14 assists and three digs, while Annika San Nicolas totaled 10 digs. Meyer and San Nicolas had an ace each.
The loss is the ninth in a row for the Pioneers (1-11, 0-5 NWC), who used their entire roster and a variety of lineups in Friday's match.
"It's coming in together and communicating with everyone and having a positive attitude at the end of the day no matter what the outcome is," said Myszkowski.
Lewis & Clark continues its homestand on Saturday when the Pios host Whitman at 6 p.m.