Sep 29, 2018

George Fox Falls In Five To Lewis & Clark

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
  • 2 Northwest Conference Player of the Year
  • 2 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 1 Northwest Confernce Libero of the Year
  • 13 All-Americans 
  • 5 Academic All-Americans
  • 50 All-NWC Athletes

By Seth Preuss

PORTLAND --- The Bruins took to the road on Saturday, Sept. 29, to face Lewis & Clark for the first time in 2018. Three Bruins eclipsed double digits in kills for George Fox, but a five-set affair went the way of Lewis & Clark on Saturday.


The Bruins fell behind in the match after a hard-fought 25-23 loss in set one. After trading sideouts and narrowly losing in set one, the Bruins played their best volleyball of the night in set two.

A .444 attack rate as a team boosted the Bruins past the Pios in set two, finishing it off with a 25-16 victory to tie the match. The Bruins carried that momentum into the third set and pulled out another win for a 2-1 lead in the match after a 25-20 victory.

The Pios rallied back in the fourth set, however, as the Bruins struggled to string together sideouts and successful runs on the attack. A 25-19 win for Lewis & Clark forced the fifth and final set, and the Bruins had their shot to take the match. A late push gave the Bruins a chance to steal the match on the road, but the Pios hung on to win the night with a 15-13 victory in set five.

Top Performers

Laney Search had a breakout night for the Bruins with nine kills, a match-high 31 assists, eight digs, and two aces. Liv Alexander and Paige O'Rear paced the Bruins with 13 kills each, and Sophia Lawrence led all players with 18 digs.

What It Means

The Bruins drop back to .500 overall at 7-7 and are now 1-5 against Northwest Conference opponents this season.

What Happens Next

The Bruins travel to take on Pacific Lutheran on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:00 pm.