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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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