TACOMA, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers (9-6, 2-6 NWC) drop their sixth conference match against the Pacific Lutheran Lutes (14-2, 7-1 NWC) being shut out in three straight sets. The Pioneers started the game with a lead in the first set, but could not hold off in the end, (18-25, 14-25, 13-25).
The Pioneers hitting percentage was a major impact on this game. As a team, the Pioneers struggle offensively with the third set being their worse performance while hitting a -.128 as a team. The Pioneers had a total of 25 hitting errors with the Lutes only having nine the entire match.
The Pioneers started off the first set with a four point run with kills from Kortney Meyer and Jenna Timmerman. Throughout the first set the Pioneers held close to the Lutes until the end. The Pioneers had three attacking errors and a service error within the last five points of the set.
In the second set, the Pioneers started to struggle defensively with the Lutes getting 14 kills versus the Pioneers' eight kills. The Lutes had a hitting percentage of .429 this set compared to the Pioneers .138.
- Jenna Timmerman had first start as a Pioneer
- Kortney Meyer had three service aces
- Annika San Nicolas had 10 digs
- Isabel Artiaga had a hitting percentage of .500
The Pioneers continue their conference play back at Pamplin Sports Center against Whitman and Whitworth on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13.