TACOMA, Washington – Tied for second place in the Northwest Conference, Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran go head-to-head in Memorial Fieldhouse Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
|WHO||Puget Sound vs. Pacific Lutheran|
|WHEN||Wednesday, Oct. 17 | 7 p.m.|
|WHERE||Memorial Fieldhouse | Tacoma, Wash.|
|LINKS||Stats | Video|
The Loggers and Lutes are both 8-2 in the NWC, as Willamette sits in first place with a 9-1 conference record. Pacific isn't too far off with a 7-3 record in the NWC.
Third time's the charm?
Wednesday night is the third meeting between Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran this season. The Lutes won a non-conference matchup during the Puget Sound Premiere (Sept. 1), and they were victorious at home during a conference game (Sept. 19). The Loggers have yet to win a set against PLU this season.
A tale of two contests
The Loggers had two NWC road games last weekend, and the trip began with a 3-0 victory over Linfield (Oct. 12). The win was the Loggers' second consecutive sweep and sixth consecutive overall win. However, the next day Puget Sound fell at George Fox, 3-0.
A look at the numbers
Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran rank closely in several team statistics. The Lutes are third in hitting percentage (.198), while the Loggers are fourth (.174). PLU leads the NWC in total blocks (163), but Puget Sound is second (134). PLU has committed the fewest errors in the NWC (265), and Puget Sound has the second-fewest (348). The Loggers rank fourth in digs per set (16.42), and the Lutes rank sixth (15.98).