Turner helps Lutes move into first-place tie

TACOMA - The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team swept Linfield in three games in Olson Auditorium last week to move into a first-place tie in the Northwest Conference (NWC) standings. The Lutes won the match 30-20, 30-16, 30-28 to improve to 3-1 in the conference, 4-6 overall. Linfield is also 3-1 in conference matches and is 5-5 on the season.

The Lutes broke a 9-9 tie in the first game on a kill by Julie Locke and scored the next three points for a 13-9 advantage. PLU led the rest of the game.

Back-to-back kills by Mount Si graduate Stephanie Turner put the Lutes in front 6-1 in the second game. PLU eventually stretched the lead to double digits at 15-5 and cruised to the win.

Two more Turner kills in the third game and a kill by Jennifer Henrichsen gave the Lutes a 25-22 advantage and PLU went on to claim the win.

The Lutes return to action on Friday, Oct. 1, when they host Whitman in a NWC match beginning at 7 p.m. Linfield returns home Wednesday for a 7 p.m. (NWC) match against Pacific.

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