WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers were unable to bring home a win on their trip to Washington losing to Whitman in their second match with scores of 25-15, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17 at Sherwood Athletic Center. The Pioneers were able to steal set two from Whitman but were unable to rally in the third and fourth sets to win the match.
The second set was the high point for the Pioneers as they were able to start and finish the set. The Pios jumped out to a 7-1 lead due to their team's hitting, especially by Bailee Cragun who earned them three straight kills. Whitman was able to get within one point, but the Pios pulled away again on yet another kill by Cragun, a kill by Makena Ohlmaier and another service ace for Annika San Nicolas. Lewis & Clark was able to hold the lead and finished set two with a kill by Anneke Banda. The Pioneers finished the second set with a hitting percentage of .190 and 17 kills.
Mikayla Lopez finished the night with a team-high 13 assists, which was enough to earn her 1,250th career assist.
San Nicolas earned her 400th career dig and set a new career-high in digs per match with 22.
The Pioneer will be playing Willamette this upcoming Friday who is the only opponent the Pios have beaten in conference and who is their most recent win. The match will begin at 7 p.m.