FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers dropped their sixth match in a row on Saturday night in a 25-27, 25-23, 25-13, 25-20 loss to the Pacific Boxers at Stoller Center.
Sophomore Julia Somers continued her double-double streak, extending it to four-straight games with 14 kills and 13 digs. The All-Northwest Conference Second-Team outside hitter from last season finished with a set-best six kills in the Pioneers first-set win. It was her ninth double-double of the season.
Alexe Navarro popped up seven digs in the opener in which Lewis & Clark hit its best percentage of the match, .222. The opening set was also the only game that the Pioneers had multiple aces, getting one from Navarro and another from Sam Yorke, who had 15 assists to lead Lewis & Clark along with Mikayla Lopez.
"It's been tough, but our team is strong and we aren't going to give up because the season isn't over," said Navarro about the last six games. "Our goal for this upcoming week is to band together and just have fun."
Navarro, Lewis & Clark's all-time career leader in digs, and fellow senior Bridgette Henningsen will be recognized as part of the Senior Night festivities on Saturday when the Pios host Willamette as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Pacific (12-10; 6-6 NWC) put together its best set in the third, hitting .323 to win by 12 points. Morgan Mendicino and Tiare Kaopua had three kills apiece.
Lewis & Clark (4-15; 3-9 NWC) built a 7-2 lead in the fourth set before falling behind 22-13. Yorke served for six straight points to bring the Pios back within three before the Boxers closed out the match.
The Pioneers play at Linfield on Friday before hosting Willamette on Oct. 29. Both matches start at 7 p.m.
Other Northwest Conference Scores - Saturday
Pacific Lutheran 3, George Fox 1
Linfield 3, Whitman 2