LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State got 15 kills and 25 digs from Brooke Kaawa to defeat visiting Whitworth 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22 in a non-conference volleyball match on Friday evening at the LCSC Activity Center.
The Warriors (7-4) got 11 team blocks to end the Pirates' (3-2) three-match winning streak.
LCSC won the first set handily, getting several blocks to hold Whitworth to a hitting percentage of negative 0.026. But the Pirates settled down and took the second set. Whitworth jumped out to a six-point lead before the Warriors rallied to tie the set 23-23. The Bucs then scored the final two points.
LCSC led the third set from the beginning, but had a hard time shaking Whitworth despite a .306 team hitting percentage. The Warriors scored the final two points to pull out the stanza.
The Pirates led the opening points of the final set, but LCSC stormed to the lead midway through. The Warriors held on to finish the match.
Emiko Kahler led Whitworth with 16 kills, the only Pirate in double figures. Abby Wolverton added nine kills. Saylor Anderson finished with 23 assists and four service aces. Kiana Vandaele had 29 digs.
In addition to Kaawa's big night, Tori Edwards added 10 kills for LCSC.
The Pirates and Warriors will see each other again in only 24 hours. Whitworth and LCSC will play each other at Whitman College on Saturday at 3:00 pm. The Pirates will then battle Whitman in a non-conference match at 5:00 pm.