Lions Tame The Tigers

Lions Tame The Tigers

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific women's volleyball wrapped up its Southern California road trip with a tough five-set (20-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-22, 10-15) loss to Loyola Marymount.

Pacific falls to 6-11, 1-5 in West Coast Conference play. LMU is now 15-3, 5-2 in the WCC.

 

In Case You Missed it:

Set One

  • Neither team had a very strong start to the match, with the Tigers hitting .033 and the Lions .138.
  • LMU opened the set with an attack error, but then went on to score four straight points to take a quick 4-1 lead over the Tigers. Pacific answered back with consecutive kills to help equalize the set at 4-4.
  • Down most of the match, the Tigers tied the set at 10-10, 16-16, and 17-17. 
  • LMU went 8-3 over the next 11 serves to snag the 25-20 victory.

Set Two

  • In the second set Pacific and Loyola Marymount matched point-for-point up until a tie at 17-17. Pacific won three-straight points at 16-17 to take its largest lead of the set (19-17). 
  • It was a seesaw set through the next six points. 
  • Pacific won points 23-20 and 24-20, but Loyola Marymount did not go down easily, riding a 5-0 run to take control of the set (25-24).
  • Pacific tied the set up at points 25 and 26 before claiming the set victory on consecutive-kills by Riley Ramsey and Riley Patterson, respectively.
  • As a team, Pacific hit a set-high .333 (18-6-36).
  • Lauren Cline and Alex Holt combined for an .889 hitting percentage after smashing eight kills in nine attempts without an error.

Set Three

  • It was another back-and-forth effort in the third set, Pacific taking its first significant lead (8-5) off of a kill by senior right side Alex Holt.
  • LMU won four-straight points to take a 9-8 lead, but Pacific kept it close tying the set at 9-9, 10-10, and 11-11.
  • The Lions put some cushion between themselves and the Tigers winning the next five serves to take a 16-11 lead.
  • The Tigers won consecutive points once more at 18-14 and 18-15, but were held to just five more points and eventually dropped the set by a score of 25-20.

Set Four

  • With the match on the line, Pacific went out strong, holding a lead through the first 10 points. LMU tied the game twice before Pacific went on an 8-3 run to give them a five-point edge at 19-15.
  • The Lions were unable to come back within less than three points and fell 25-22.
  • Kaitlyn Lines was stellar in the fourth set connecting for a set-high six kills and hitting .455 (6-1-11).
  • The Tigers out-matched the Lions 17-9 in kills.

Set Five

  • Both squads' offense was stellar, combining for seven-consecutive kills to open the set.
  • Consecutive attack errors by Pacific provided LMU a multiple point lead (6-3). 
  • The Orange and Black answered right back with back-to-back kills by Kaitlyn Lines (5-6)
  • After matching point-for-point through the next four serves, the Lions outscored the Tigers 6-2 to put them at match point (14-9).
  • A block by Hanne De Schrijver and Lauren Cline gave the Tigers their final point, but LMU claimed the set and match victory with one final kill by Sara Kovac.

 

Top Performances:

  • Riley Ramsey matched her career-high of 18 kills, while also collecting nine digs.
  • Kaitlyn Lines and Riley Patterson also recorded double-digit kills with totals of 14 and 13, respectively.
  • Lauren Cline finished with a team-best .438 (9-2-16) hitting percentage. 
  • Gabby Leo snagged her fourth double-double of the season, nearing her career-high in assists with 34, while leading the Tigers with 15 digs.

 

Up Next

Pacific returns home for two matches next week when they host Portland on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. and Gonzaga at 12:00 p.m. Both matches will include fan giveaways, which will include a Pacific Tigers Pink Tumbler for the first 250 fans during Thursday's Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Saturday the first 250 fans will receive a mini Powercat volleyball.

Streaming and live stat links can be found on the Pacific Women's Volleyball schedule page.

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