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Coach Cam: Volleyball - 10.16.2015 - Pioneers 3, George Fox 1




NEWBERG, Ore. -- Finishing the first half of the Northwest Conference schedule on a four-game losing streak, Lewis & Clark bounced back to open the second half with a 26-24, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22 victory against the George Fox Bruins on Friday night at Wheeler Sports Center. Freshman middle hitter Kortney Meyer demolished her previous season-high of seven kills with 15 against the Bruins, and did so efficiently, hitting .440 for the match. She was far-and-away the game's top hitter, and was complimented by fellow freshmen Julia Somers, who had a game-best 16 kills, and Riley Stephens, who added 11 and a .316 hitting percentage. Stephens and George Fox's Cassidy Scott, who also hit .316, were the closest players to Meyer's percentage. Scott put down seven kills while Delaney Cruz led the Bruins with 10 kills. "We worked really hard this week and it all paid off tonight," said Meyer after returning to Portland. "It's a good step forward. Our whole back row - our whole defense - did really good tonight. They got amazing passes for our hitters to hit tonight. It's a big relief." "Meyer had a great night in the middle and our defense really stepped up," said head coach Stacie Matz-Gordon. "We were able to make small adjustments and it was really fun to watch." The Pios also had three players with double-digit digs: Alexe Navrro with 22, Somers with 18 and Mikayla Lopez added 11. Lopez also had 26 assists followed by Emily Drake's 20 for the Pios. Payton Shrum put up 28 assists for George Fox. Ali Carleton helped Lewis & Clark with eight digs and three aces, the latter a match-high. George Fox's Kelsea Meyers was the only other player on either team with more than one ace, finishing with two. The victory lifts Lewis & Clark into a tie for second place with Pacific Lutheran in the NWC standings. Both the Lutes and Pios trail first place Whitworth and Willamette by two games. The Pios also completed a season sweep of the Bruins, who sit in last place by one game. "This last week, we really went to the grind in practice and made a conscious shift that we were going to make the rest of our season look different," said Matz-Gordon. "We had a tough couple weekends on the road and we decided that it didn't matter if we were at home or on the road, we were going to take control, take our power and really utilize it to our best advantage." Somers paced the Pioneers opening set start, landing three kills to take Lewis & Clark ahead 9-7. For as impressive as her match was, Meyer didn't have her first kill until it was 12-12, and only landed two for the duration of the set. Trailing 20-17, Stephens and Somers combined to score four of Lewis & Clark's final eight points on kills. George Fox took the second set after building a 14-8 lead, scoring nine points off Lewis & Clark errors. Meyer had nine of her 15 kills in the final two sets, including five in the third and the Pios rolled. After building a 16-10 lead, Meyer scored the final point on a kill to help Lewis & Clark move ahead 2-1 in the match. She also had two of the first three points in the fourth set, but George Fox kept the finale close the entire way. Although the Bruins scored nine of their first 13 points on Lewis & Clark errors, George Fox also posted three aces in the set, the last of which was by Shrum to give the Bruins a 16-15 lead. Lewis & Clark ended the match on a 10-6 run in which Meyer posted an ace and Annika San Nicolas, Somers and Stephens combined for four kills. Two Cruz errors in the final four points sealed the win for the Pioneers. The Pios are now past the midway point of a five-game road trip, playing at Pacific on Saturday night. Lewis & Clark returns home on Oct. 24 to host Linfield. Other Northwest Conference Scores - Friday Whitworth 3, Pacific Lutheran 1 Puget Sound 3, Whitman 1 Linfield 3, Willamette 0

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