Volleyball beats #1-ranked PLU

by Lizzie Norgard

The weekend ended with excitement for the Whitman’s volleyball team, as the women won home matches against both PLU and UPS.

Whitman played against Pacific Lutheran University on Friday night, handing PLU their first defeat of the season. The Missionaries won 3-2, cinching the victory in the last three games. The scores were 27-30, 21-30, 30-24, 30-28, and 15-11.

Though the Missionaries lost the first two games of the match, they were especially determined to beat PLU.

“To come back from a two game loss to the number one team takes a lot our courage and determination,” said senior Kate Borsato. “We hadn’t won a fifth game yet this season, and that match was the perfect game to do so.”

Whitman’s women maintained their strength on Saturday night, when they beat University of Puget Sound 3-0. The scores were 30-28, 30-17, and 30-26.

Spirits in Sherwood were especially high after Saturday’s match.

“We were extremely motivated to beat those girls, as they have beaten us twice previous this season,” said Borsato. “It was a really fun win; smiles were on the court the entire time.”