Women’s volleyball falls to Pirates, Missionaries

Aspen Brooks

Linfield’s five-game winning streak came to an end this weekend after two consecutive defeats from the Whitman Missionaries and the Whitworth Pirates.

The Missionaries swept the Wildcats in three close sets, winning 25-20, 27-25, 25-16.

Caiti Barrie, ’16, led the Wildcats’ offense with nine kills, and Courtney Uyeda, ’16, scraped up 17 digs for the defense.

The Wildcats trailed the Missionaries in the statistics, only earning 33 kills to their 40, and 54 digs to 63.

On Saturday, the Wildcats’ offense struggled against the Pirates, losing in three sets 15-25, 15-25, 22-25.

Linfield had a negative hitting efficiency in all three sets and did not get a side-out percentage over 41.

Barrie and Molly McTaggart, ’17, tied for the most Wildcat kills at four each.

This Friday will be the Wildcats’ final home game of the season. They will honor their seniors as they take on Pacific Lutheran University at 7 p.m. Nov 6 in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium.