Pioneers come back in a five-set victory

Pioneers come back in a five-set victory

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers (9-4, 2-4 NWC) came back in a five-set victory against the George Fox Bruins (7-7, 1-5 NWC). The Pioneers started the match off strong taking the first set. They then dropped the second and third set of the match to make a come back in the fourth and fifth set (25-23, 16-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13).  

The Pioneers continue to struggle with unforced errors. The total number of unforced errors from the first to second set doubled. The Pioneers were eventually able to limit the unforced errors and end the match.

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Key Moments

The first set of the match was a combination of both teams exchanging points with no runs longer than three points. The Pioneers started with kills from Kortney Meyer and Ka'anelaokapu'uwai Pakaki-Pias. The Bruins then came back with attack errors by Makena Ohlmaier and Kendall Malone. Throughout the set the Pioneers struggled with holding their serves to go on runs. 

The fifth set was when the Pioneers came back strong. The Bruins had the lead until after the side switch at eight points. The Pioneers then pulled away with two kills by Casey Myszkowski and one kill from Kortney Meyer. The set ends on a service error by the Bruins finishing the set, 15-13.

Deeper Look

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers continue their Northwest Conference play on the road against Pacific in Forest Grove, Ore. on Friday, Oct. 7.