Logger volleyball hits the road for weekend at Whits

Logger volleyball hits the road for weekend at Whits

TACOMA, Washington – Whitman and Whitworth await the Puget Sound volleyball team for one of the most challenging weekends on the Loggers' schedule. Puget Sound and Whitman compete on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., and then the Loggers take on the Pirates Saturday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m.

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Whitman

 WHERE 

 Walla Walla, Wash. | Sherwood Athletic Center  

 WHEN

 Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

 LIVE

 Stats Video

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Whitworth

 WHERE 

 Spokane, Wash. | Whitworth Fieldhouse  

 WHEN

 Saturday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m.

 LIVE

 Stats Video

 

Adios Pios

Puget Sound swept Lewis & Clark, 3-0, in the Loggers' most recent contest (Oct. 7). Just one match after posting a season-low -.017 attack percentage against Pacific Lutheran (Oct. 4), the Loggers bounced back by hitting a season-best .310 against Lewis & Clark.

 

Up and down

Consistency has been a concern for the Loggers this season, and they've shown it in recent weeks. Puget Sound has alternated wins and losses through its last four contests. The Loggers lost at Willamette, 3-1, but then overcame a 2-0 deficit to stun Linfield, 3-2, the next day. The Lutes swept Puget Sound, 3-0, but then the Loggers came back to sweep Lewis & Clark, 3-0.

 

Whits about them

The Loggers beat Whitman, 3-2, earlier this season in Memorial Fieldhouse (Sept. 15). The following day, the Pirates beat the Loggers, 3-0. Rita Dexter had a career-high 19 kills in the first match against the Blues, and Moirca McVicar finished with 68 assists that weekend.

 

Scouting Whitman (4-9, 4-4 NWC)

The Blues are tied with the Loggers with a 4-4 Northwest Conference record. Whitman lost its most recent match at Pacific, 3-2, but the Blues won three consecutive games before facing the Boxers.  Kalli Dickey leads the team with 86 kills, and Lare Temel has a team-high 32 blocks.

 

Scouting Whitworth (10-6, 7-1 NWC)

The Pirates entered the season as favorites to win the NWC crown, and they're playing like it in recent weeks. Whitworth enters the weekend with seven consecutive wins, six of which have been by a 3-0 margin. Only Pacific won a single set against the Pirates during the win streak. Cassandra Mendoza leads the Pirates with 180 kills, and Gracie Meiners is second in the NWC with 595 assists.

 

 

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