Loggers head to Oregon for matches at Willamette, Lewis & Clark

Loggers head to Oregon for matches at Willamette, Lewis & Clark

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound volleyball team begins a stretch of four consecutive road games, the first two of which are at Willamette (Sept. 27) and Lewis & Clark (Sept. 28) this weekend.

 

 WHO 

 Puget Sound at Willamette 

 WHERE 

 Salem, Ore. 

 WHEN 

 Friday, Sept. 27 | 7 p.m. 

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

 WHO 

 Puget Sound at Lewis & Clark 

 WHERE 

 Portland, Ore. 

 WHEN 

 Saturday, Sept. 28 | 6 p.m. 

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

A Whitty weekend

Puget Sound hosted Whitman and Whitworth last weekend, splitting the matches against the Northwest Conference foes from eastern Washington. The Loggers beat the Blues, 3-0, but lost in three sets against the Pirates the following day.

 

Diggin' this freshman

Freshman libero Chloe Akiona-Bannan ranks second in the NWC for digs (241). Earlier this season, she was named to the Puget Sound Premiere All-Tournament Team and the Leopard Invitational All-Tournament Team.

 

Service with a smile

Puget Sound's 105 service aces rank second in the NWC, trailing only Pacific (119). Jordan Holman leads the Loggers with 28 aces, and Sarah Blumenfeld has 23.

 

Block talk

Puget Sound also ranks second in the NWC with 105 total blocks. Melanie Siacotis' 51 blocks is tied for second in the conference.

 

Scouting Willamette (2-9, 1-1 NWC)

The Bearcats snapped an eight-game losing by defeating Linfield in three sets (Sept. 18). Willamette subsequently lost to Lewis & Clark in three (Sept. 30). Jennifer Lane ranks fifth in the NWC for kills per set (2.85).

 

Scouting Lewis & Clark (5-5, 1-1 NWC)

A day after sweeping Willamette, the Pioneers lost to Pacific in three sets (Sept. 21). Lewis & Clark has the third-best attack percentage in the NWC (.152), and its 17.47 digs per set is second in the conference. Kendall Malone's 3.59 kills per set ranks second in the NWC, and Michelle McGinn's .311 attack percentage also ranks second.