Oct 13, 2018

Dupray Passes 1000 Career Digs In Sweep Of 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

NEWBERG --- The Bruins played host for Puget Sound on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Loggers are one of the top-tier teams in the Northwest Conference this season, but the Bruins were able to make quick work of the match with a 3-0 sweep behind Danyle Dupray, who eclipsed 1000 career digs during the match.

Recap

The Bruins ripped off an early 8-2 run to start the evening and then watched as the Loggers came storming back to tie the opening set at 11-11. The Bruins put another rally together to take a 22-15 lead and then held off a late Loggers surge to win the opening set, 25-18.

The second set was the most competitive of the match, as each team would lead for long stretches. The largest lead of the set belonged to the Bruins after taking a 10-6 lead early, but the Loggers battled to tie it at 11-11. After that tie neighter team would lead by more than two until the Bruins seized control of the set in the end for a 25-23 win and a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Bruins fell behind in the early stages of the third set, but showed good determination to tie the set again at 12-12. From that point on the Bruins were able to keep control of the third stanza and finished the evening off with a 25-19 victory for a sweeping 3-0 win.

Top Performers

Dupray led all players with 15 kills and was the only player for either team to crack double digits for kills. Alyssa Burch tallied nine kills and a block, Sophia Lawrence produced 18 digs, and Laney Search provided another all-around effort with 21 assists, 16 digs, and two service aces.

What It Means

The Bruins are now 8-10 overall and 2-8 in NWC play this year after earning their first sweep since a victory over Johnson & Wales earlier this season. Dupray surpassed 1000 career digs with 13 on the night after entering the match with 995 in her four seasons at George Fox.

What Happens Next

The Bruins' next three matches are on the road, as they travel to face Whitworth and Whitman next weekend before facing Linfield on Oct. 26 in McMinnville.