Sep 15, 2018

Search Tallies Triple-Double In Tough Loss To Loggers

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

By Seth Preuss

SEATTLE --- The women's volleyball team of George Fox traveled to face its second Northwest Conference opponent on Saturday, Sept. 15, with a match at Puget Sound (Wash.). A tightly contested match from start to finish ultimately went the way of the Loggers with a 3-2 final.


The hosting Loggers took the first set of the match with a 25-22 final score after a late Bruins rally fell short. George Fox fought from behind to tie the set at 22-22, but an unanswered 3-0 gave an early edge to Puget Sound.

George Fox flipped that script to even the match at 1-1 with a 25-22 win in the second set. The Bruins started with a 10-2 lead in the frame and watched as the Loggers closed the gap, but in the end they held on for the win.

Another early 10-4 Bruins lead in the third set gave them enough separation to take a 2-1 lead in the match. The Loggers fought back to tie the set midway through, but a late surge gave George Fox the 25-23 win for the lead.

The Bruins stumbled out of the gate in the fourth set and that cost them their chance to take the night in four sets. A 25-15 win in the fourth evened the match at 2-2 and forced the fifth and final set of the night. An early 5-5 tie in the final stanza turned into a back-and-fourth battle that would require four extra points to finish the evening. In the end, however, the Loggers captured the match with a late push and a 17-15 win in the fifth set.

Top Performers

Laney Search tallied 12 kills, 34 assists, and 10 digs in a do-it-all effort for the Bruins' first triple-double of the season. Danyle Dupray led all players with 16 kills and added 20 digs for a double-double. Emily Carson led all players with 25 digs.

What It Means

The Bruins are now 6-4 and start their conference campaign with a 0-2 record.

What Happens Next

The Bruins' conference slate continues with a home contest against Whitworth on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:00 pm.