On Senior Night, Pios challenge to end in defeat

On Senior Night, Pios challenge to end in defeat

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers celebrated Senior Night with a furious effort against the Puget Sound Loggers on Saturday night at Pamplin Sports Center. With Bailee Cragun and Anneke Banda competing in their last match, the Pios lost 25-14, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19. 

The highlight of the match was a second-set rally by the Pioneers. Trailing 24-19, the Pios regained serve on Banda's kill. Kortney Meyer served six points in a row to even the match at 25-25 before a kill by Makena Ohlmaier and a bad set by Puget Sound's Shelby Kanter sealed the set. 

The third set of this match also showed the great effort by the Pios. While trailing the entire first half of the set, Lewis & Clark was able to retake the lead off of a 3-point run from a kill by Casey Myskowski and Meyer. The Pios then held the lead for the next seven points due to an efficient performance by Meyer. Puget Sound then closed the gap and retook the lead in earning six straight points to take set three.

Meyer finished the match with a team-high 20-kills, a hitting percentage of .189 and earned her 525th kill. Mikayla Lopez had the team-high 20-assists. Annika San Nicolas had the team-high in digs with 22 and earned her 450th career dig. The Pioneers finished with an overall team hitting percentage of .178.

Banda finished with her second-straight five-kill match in her career finale, hitting .214. She added seven digs and four blocks. Cragun landed six kills, four digs and had two blocks to finish the year with 56 total blocks, a career high.

Lewis & Clark ends the season 2-21 overall and 1-14 in the Northwest Conference.

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