Salem, Ore. -- Lewis & Clark Pioneers drop another conference game to the Willamette Bearcats. The Pioneers were able to take a set in the match, but were not able to finish. Pioneers lost in four (25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18).
The Pioneers had several strong starts throughout the four sets. "Our defense was strong and disciplined, and our offense was very balanced tonight." Said Head Coach of the Pioneers, Emily Hayes. "At the end of the day, we have to execute at a higher level. Can't wait to see our team practice hard in the gym, and come out strong at home against George Fox on Saturday." The Pioneers continue their conference play this weekend with a record of 1-4 in conference play.
After dropping the first set, the Pioneers started off strong with kills by Kortney Meyer and Hannah Robles. The Pioneers had an eight point lead in the match which helped them build momentum to finish the set, 25-22.
- Annika San Nicolas has a career high of 27 digs
- Kendall Malone lead the Pioneers offensively hitting a .379 with 13 kills
- Michelle McGinn and Mikayla Lopez combined for 47 assists
- Hannah Robles had one solo block and 4 assists
Pioneers go head to Portland to continue conference at home this Saturday, Sept. 29, against George Fox.