PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers long home stretch is over and it ended on Saturday night with a 23-25, 25-21, 25-9, 25-10 loss to the Pacific Lutheran Lutes at Pamplin Sports Center.
The loss moves the Pios to 4-13 overall and 3-7 in the Northwest Conference, two games ahead of last-place George Fox. The Lutes' conference mark is now 7-3, a half-game behind Puget Sound for second place.
Julia Somers finished with her seventh double-double of the season after logging 10 kills and 10 digs. The sophomore had her first .100-plus hitting percentage game in the last four.
Lewis & Clark's last home match is part of Homecoming and Family Weekend on Oct. 29 against Willamette. The Pioneers travel to George Fox next Friday at 7 p.m.
Other Northwest Conference Scores - Saturday
Whitman 3, George Fox 0
Whitworth 3, Pacific 2
Puget Sound 3, Linfield 2