Tigers Fall At LMU
Hitting the road for the first time to Loyola Marymount, the Pacific women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match to the Lions on Thursday, Nov. 7. The loss marked the first time Pacific has dropped a match to LMU in five contests and dropped the Tigers' record to 11-13 overall and 4-9 in WCC play. The Lions improved 12-11 on the year and 7-7 in conference play.
Set scores for the match were: 27-25, 25-18, 25-15.
Taking on the Lions for the second time in the year, the Tigers could not find the same success they had at home just a few weeks prior as the Lions swept away Pacific on Thursday night. Throughout the contest, Pacific's offense never found its way as the Tigers hit just .090 as a team, the third lowest total for the team on the year.
Overall, the Tigers best chance of the night came in the opening set as Pacific had its chances to take the early lead, but in the end were denied by the Lions. In the set, the Tigers took advantage of a poor service game by the Lions to keep the contest close, tying the contest late multiple times while even forcing extra points in the frame. However, Pacific was never able to get over the hump as the Lions captured the set on their third attempt to take the lead and set the tone for the rest of the night.
In set two, a close contest turned into a runaway win for the Lions as LMU used a late 10-2 run to turn an early four-point Pacific lead into a comfortable win. With the momentum of the rally in set two bolstering their play in set three, the Lions jumped out front of the Tigers in set three and never looked back, cruising to the 10-point match-clinching victory.
For Pacific, sophomore Kat Schulz posted a team-best nine kills on 30 attacks as she hit .300. Senior Megan Birch added eight kills for the Tigers while freshman Alicja Wilk tallied a team-best five blocks.
The Lions were led by Kathleen Luft who tallied a match-high 14 kills on .314 hitting. Litara Keil added 10 kills for LMU while Amber Mirabello posted nine kills and nine blocks. As a team the Lions hit .235 and out blocked the Tigers 13.0-to-8.0.
Pacific heads to Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 9, when the team takes on Pepperdine at 1 p.m.