TACOMA, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers (10-8, 3-8 NWC) defeated the Puget Sound Loggers (11-9, 8-4 NWC) in a five set match Friday night. The Pioneers went back and forth with the Loggers, winning the first, third, and final sets to take the game (25-19, 26-28, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12). This is the first victory the Pioneers have seen against the Loggers since 2011.
The Pioneers fought hard with the Loggers, with neither team ever pulling comfortably enough ahead to solidify a lead early on. Kourtney Meyer led the Pioneers attacks with 22 kills with Ka'anelaokapu'uwai Pakaki-Pias right behind her with 16. Makena Ohlmaier led the Pioneer defense with five blocks.
Each set of the match saw the Pioneers and the Loggers going point for point, with the longest run coming in the first match with Lewis & Clark up by and then winning by six points. The following sets stayed within runs of three points or less. The Pioneers were able to minimize their errors in their winning sets, while also staying under the total amount of errors made by the Loggers throughout the match.
- Casey Myszkowski made 7 kills while Sam Yorke made 6 kills
- Hannah Robles and Makena Ohlmaier had 5 kills each
- Isabel Artaiga and and Sam Yorke contributed 3 blocks each for the defense
- Michelle McGinn had 23 digs
The Pioneers will host the Linfield Wildcats in their next conference match at Pamplin Sports Center Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5pm.