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Riverhawks break four game losing streak with win over Cougars

UCC’s volleyball team sought retribution Oct. 19 against Clackamas Community College after previously conceding a 3-0 loss to the Cougars.

The RiverHawks (17-14, 3-7 NWAC South Region) managed to clinch a win against the Cougars (10-20, 2-8 South) that went to five sets. The win broke their losing streak of the past four games in spite of facing a team that had defeated them in three sets previously.

Set scores were 25-14, 22-25, 18-25, 26-24, 15-9.

This match earned UCC  their third win in the Northwest Athletic Conference in the South Region.

After hitting a high in preseason, the team tripped up a bit. Head coach Lacy Pinard said, “We had a great start in the preseason. Once we started league, the girls slowed a bit.”

UCC started the first half of their league games 3-6 in a conference with nine teams. This was their first game facing a team they already faced before. “This was our goal this last round,” Pinard said, “to take the wins and move back up.”

The Riverhawks gained 14 kills and 28 digs from Kaitlen Haas, 20 assists and 18 digs from Megan Davis, 26 assists from Katelyn Crawford, and 31 digs from Shayla Limatoc.

The Clackamas Cougars (10-20, 2-8) had 32 assists and 10 digs from Madison Landwehr, 19 digs and seven kills from Josie Carlson, nine kills from Taylor Jobe, and 37 digs from Samantha Tardiff.

The Riverhawks play Chemeketa (12-19, 5-4) at home on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Chemeketa is fourth in the NWAC South region.

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