PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers were in every set of Saturday night's match with the Whitman Blues, but ended up on the wrong side of each one in a 25-22, 28-26, 25-15 loss at the Pamplin Sports Center.
The Pios led 24-22 in the second set before Whitman scored two points to tie. Annika San Nicolas served for set point, but Kalli Dickey landed one of her 11 kills to even the match at 25 apiece. A score by Makena Ohlmaier put the Pios ahead before Whitman scored the next three points to win, 28-26.
Ohlmaier finished the game with 10 kills to lead Lewis & Clark and hit .269 with eight digs. Kortney Meyer had nine kills and Casey Myszkowski had seven. San Nicolas led the Pioneers with 14 digs followed by Meyer's 13.
Lewis & Clark rallied back from a 21-16 deficit in the opening set to get within one, 23-22, during a four-serve sequence by Myszkowski. Following a timeout by Whitman, Myszkowski committed a service error and the Blues won the set on the next serve.
The loss is the 10th straight for Lewis & Clark, which will continue its lengthy homestand on Friday when the Pioneers host Willamette.