Davison puts away 22 kills to lead Loggers over Willamette

Davison puts away 22 kills to lead Loggers over Willamette

TACOMA, Washington – Playing in just her second-career collegiate game, freshman Tallie Davison amassed 22 kills to lead the Puget Sound volleyball team to a 3-1 (27-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17) win over Willamette Friday night in Memorial Fieldhouse.

Davison is the first Logger to eclipse 20 kills in a match since Jackie Harvey had 21 kills in a win over Linfield in 2012. Davison finished the night with a .455 attack percentage. She had 17 kills in her first-career game at Whitworth last week (Oct. 19). 

Sarah Blumenfeld and Jordan Holman both managed double-doubles for the Loggers (12-11, 7-4 NWC). Holman came away with 10 kills and 14 digs, while Blumenfeld posted 33 assists and 11 digs.

The first set was the most closely contested of the four. The Loggers opened the night with a 5-0 run, but Willamette (6-14, 5-6 NWC) rallied to take a 10-8 lead. Neither team led by more than two points for the rest of the set. The Loggers took a 25-24 advantage following a kill by Katherine Carley, but the Bearcats answered right back to keep the set going.

Fittingly, Davison provided consecutive kills to give the Loggers a 27-25 win in the opening set.

Blumenfeld came up with three services on the night, adding to her conference-leading 50 aces this season. 

The Loggers return to Memorial Fieldhouse to host Lewis & Clark Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m.