STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific women's volleyball team looks to extend its win streak to four-straight games this weekend when it travels to the Pacific Northwest for its final road series of the 2018 season.
Thursday, November 8, 2019
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The Last Time Out
Pacific is coming off one of its strongest weekend's of West Coast Conference play, going 2-0 against Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.
Thursday night the Tigers stunned the Lions, taking the match in straight sets (25-22, 25-14, 25-16). Then on Saturday, Pacific forced Pepperdine to its first five-set match of the season. The Tigers defeated the Waves by set scores of 25-23, 24-26, 15-25, 30-28, 21-19.
WCC Player of the Week
Sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn Lines was named the West Coast Conference's Volleyball Player of the Week following a stellar weekend that included averages of 5.25 points, 4.75 kills, and 2.12 digs per set. Among her weekend totals were four service aces and four blocks.
On Thursday the Gilbert, Arizona product hit .417 (13-3-24) and tallied nine digs and was flawless in the receive (16 att.) Then in Saturday's five-set upset over Pepperdine, she smashed a team-high 25 kills while also collecting eight digs.
How We Stack UP
- Lines continues to rank second in the WCC with 3.83 kills per set and is the conference's kill leader with 368 on the season. In addition, she ranks fourth with 35 total service aces.
- Lines is 54th in the NCAA rankings, first in the WCC with 423.5 points. She averages 4.41 per set.
- Hanne De Schrijver is fifth with 7.4 assists per set.
- Libero Jadyn Tubbs averages 3.94 digs per set, which places her fifth on the WCC top 10 list.
- As a team, Pacific ranks second in the conference, 75 among all Division I squads with 1,226 assists.
- The Zags conference record is identical to the Tigers', both at 5-8 heading into the weekend.
- Gonzaga is on a two-game win streak after sweeping on the road at San Francisco and Santa Clara.
- Tigers won their first meeting the Pilots this season.
- Sarah Penner is the Bulldogs leading hitter, averaging 3.01 kills per set and 3.38 points per set.
- Four players have recorded 16 or more service aces on the season. Leading with 26 service aces is Katelyn Oppio. She is followed by Jenna Kuehn (20), Faith Smith (18), and Tiyana Hallums (16).
- In addition Hallums is outstanding defensively, collecting 4.43 digs per set.
- After opening the season at 13-0, Portland has only earned wins against the bottom half of the WCC standings, including a 3-0 win at the Alex G. Spanos Center on October 11, 2018. The Pilots are currently 6-7 in WCC play.
- Most recently, the Pilots downed Santa Clara (3-1) and San Francisco (3-2).
- Commanding Portland's offense is Cali Thompson, who averages 10.84 assists per set.
- Reghan Pukis is her team's top hitter with 3.25 kills per set and she leads four Portland players that average over 3.0 points per set.
- Another strong Libero performance is expected as Carey Williams collected 4.35 digs per and has only committed 14 receiving errors thus far this season.
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