by Sarah McCarthy
It was an excellent weekend for Whitman volleyball, as the women won both of their first home matches.
On Friday night, the team beat George Fox University in a 3-0 win, scoring 30-19 in the first game, 30-18 in the second, and 30-21 in the third.
“Our entire team was in sync for that match,” said sophomore Kristen Brown. “It was one of [setter] Kate Borasto’s better matches.”
Saturday afternoon the team played a closer game against the Lewis and Clark Pioneers, though for that match, too, they went 3-0. The first game was close, and at one point the Missionaries were down 12-20. They stayed focused, didn’t allow themselves to be rattled and came back. Tensions were high as the teams traded points back and forth, but Whitman came out ahead with a 31-29 victory.
The second game stayed close throughout play, with a final score of 30-27.
The third game was a decisive win at 30-22.
“It wasn’t as clean of volleyball as I know we can play,” said Brown. “But we kept plugging away and came back.”