Volleyball secures second conference win

The Linfield volleyball team rolled over the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers on Oct. 26 in Portland, Ore., winning 3-1.

The Wildcats won the first set 25-15, while the Pioneers won the second set 25-21.

The third set went to Linfield with a small two point lead of 25-23.

In the fourth and final set, the Wildcats captured the win, 25-19.

Juniors Victoria Thompson and Kailana Ritte-Camara and freshman Sam Hammons lead the team in kills for the game.

Thompson had 14 kills, while Ritte-Camara and Hammons tied  with 11 kills each.

With this game, Ritte-Camara surpassed 700 kills and 700 digs in her college career. She now has accomplished 709 kills and  705 digs.

Ritte-Camara is ranked 11th for kills and 12th for digs in Linfield’s career ladder.

Ritte-Camara also was ranked 11th for the most kills per set during the 2011-2012 school year.

Also, junior Audrey Fraiser earned six of the 10 service aces during the game. Fraiser has captured the number one spot for service aces per set in the Northwest Conference, averaging .48 per set. Sophomore Quinn Takashima also joins the ranks for service aces per set and rounds out the top-five with an average of .39 per game.

Linfield kicked off the weekend with a game against Willamette University on Oct. 25. The Bearcats cut down the Wildcats, 3-0. While Linfield trailed behind Willamette by nine points in the first set and six points in the second set, the Wildcats nearly caught the Bearcats in the final set. The third set slipped through Linfield’s paws, with a third and final Willamette win, 25-23.

Despite the win against Lewis & Clark, Linfield remains in last place for the Northwest Conference with their 2-10 record.

The Wildcats will next face off with George Fox University for their final home game at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1, followed by a game against Pacific University at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Forest Grove, Ore.

Kaylyn Peterson/Managing editor

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