Women’s volleyball goes blow for blow to beat boxers

Aspen Brooks

The Wildcats triumphed over the Pacific University Boxers three sets to two in a close match on Wednesday night.

Linfield started out strong, winning the first set 25-23 with their highest hitting efficiency of the night.

Despite gaining an 18-12 lead in the second set, the Wildcats lost 20-25 when the Boxers picked up momentum with nine unanswered points.

In the third set, the Wildcats came backwith a stronger offense to win 25-21, capitalizing on the Boxers’ errors.

The Wildcats couldn’t come back from the five point lead that the Boxers established at the start of the fourth set, losing 21-25.

The two teams battled back and forth in the fifth set, with the Wildcats coming out on top 18-16 to win the match.

Darian Stedman, ’19, had the most kills of the evening at 16, followed by Molly McTaggart, ’17, with 11. Libero Courtney Uyeda, ‘16, earned 26 digs.

The Wildcats’ next opponent is Willamette University, who they will take on at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium.