Coming toward the end of its season, the volleyball team played matches, on Oct. 28 against Lewis & Clark University in Portland and Oct. 29 against Pacific University at home.
During the volleyball match the team came out with a win against Pacific by winning three of the four sets. The first set of the day, Linfield lost 25-9.
The Wildcats came back strong during the second set. Starting the set off, junior Bethany Dickey scored the first point with a serve. The Boxers were defeated due to attacking errors.
Sophomore Shayli Coppock scored the winning kill. In the third set Linfield came back from behind and reclaimed a win, 25-23. The winning point of the third set was made by freshman Kailana Ritte-Camara.
The final set was evenly matched for majority of the time, until Pacific outside hitter Keahi Braginsky-Ahloo made an error after sophomore Kelsey Ludin spiked the ball over the net. The Wildcats took the lead early in the set staying ahead for the entire set. winning 25-13.
The Wildcats played Lewis & Clark for a close match.
Linfield took an early lead in the match, winning the first match 25-17.
The second set was closely fought for the win, but the Wildcats struggle and narrowly lost, 26-24.
The teams continued to battle it out, and the Wildcats earned another win during the third set, winning 25-23. The turning point of the match was the fourth set, when the Pioneers pulled ahead by four points, winning 25-21.
The final set was quickly lost with the Pioneers scoring 15, while the Wildcats were only able to score five points. Lewis & Clark won the match three to two.
The team is placed in sixth the Northwest Conference standings.
The Wildcats play their final two matches Nov. 4 and 5 at home against Pacific Lutheran University and George Fox University.
Pacific University is ranked second in the Northwest Conference, while George Fox is ranked eighth. The last to matches will finalize the volleyball standings.
Kaylyn Peterson/Sports editor
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