Oct 28, 2017

Bruins Fall To Pirates On The Road

A Winning Tradition

  • 2 NCCAA National Championships (1984, 1987)
  • 1 NAIA National Tournament (1998)
  • 1 Women's Conference of Independent Colleges Championship (1982)
  • 1 Northwest Conference Championship (1998)
  • 2 NCCAA National Coaches of the Year
  • 2 NAIA District Coaches of the Year
  • 1 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
  • 13 All-Americans 
  • 5 Academic All-Americans

SPOKANE, Wash. --- The George Fox women's volleyball team completed its trip in Washington to Whitworth University Saturday evening, as the Bruins fell to the Pirates 25-23, 25-17, 25-17.


In the first set, the Bruins came out swinging to jump out to a 6-3 lead after Ashtyn Butler landed a big kill. George Fox seemed in control, improving its lead to 9-7 before Whitworth struck back with a couple of quick points. The Pirates found their first at 11-10, and managed to score eight straight points to extend their lead to 17-11. The Bruins wouldn't go down without a fight, though, bouncing back with a rally of their own to cut the deficit to 21-19. It was back and forth for the rest of the set, as the Bruins tied it up at 22-22 after Danyle Dupray recorded a kill. A kill by Dupray again tied the score up at 23-23, but the Pirates squeezed out two more points to take the first set, 25-23.

In the second set, the Pirates were in control early after a quick 11-4 lead. The gritty Bruins appeared unfazed striking back to get within four at the half way point, 13-9. The Pirates found a rhythm soon after with four straight points to take a 17-9 advantage. George Fox slowly started to climb back, but the Pirates finished the second set with a 25-17 final.

In the final set of the match, the Pirates jumped out to an 8-1 lead. The Bruins continued their fight, and even cut the lead to five midway through the set at 19-14, but the Pirates rattled off a couple more kills to end the set at 25-17.

Top Performers:

Dupray led both teams on the night with 12 kills, hitting .231 in the match. She also recorded 12 digs and one block. Delaney Cruz was the next closest with seven kills, hitting .300 on the night. Laney Search and Madison Ross combined for 26 of the Bruins' 34 assists.

What It Means:

The now stand at 8-10 on the season and 7-7 in the Northwest Conference.

What Comes Next:

George Fox will host its final home game of the season Friday, Nov. 3, at 7pm against the conference-best Pacific Lutheran Lutes. The Bruins will also honor four of their seniors before the match starts.