TACOMA, Wash. – Puget Sound swept past the visiting Linfield Wildcats in three sets Friday night at Memorial Fieldhouse, winning 25-14, 25-15, 25-17.
The Loggers started hot and never let up as they hit over .350 in all three sets for a .371 hitting percentage for the match. They also totaled eight service aces with six coming in the second set alone.
Kailana Ritte-Camara (Jr., Molokai, Hawaii) topped statistics with a match-high 14 kills and a .231 hitting percent for the Wildcats. Molly McTaggart (Fr., Burlington, Wash.) added six kills on a night when the Wildcats were outhit .371 to .118.
UPS was sharp from the serving line, netting eight aces to Linfield’s two, and outdug the ‘Cats by a 44-37 count. Courtney Wanamaker (Jr., West Linn, Ore.) pitched in with 10 digs and Audrey Frazer passed around 17 assists.
The 1-2 punch of Jackie Harvey (nine kills, eight digs, two aces) and Marissa Florant (nine kills, 14 digs, one ace) proved too much for Linfield, which evened its record at 4-4 in dropping its Northwest Conference opener.
NEXT: The Wildcats head to the southern outskirts of Tacoma to battle defending NWC champion Pacific Lutheran Saturday night in a 7 o’clock match.
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