The Linn-Benton volleyball team (LBVB) continued their dominance in the Southern region of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) on Friday, Oct. 16. LBVB was set to compete in a tournament that took place at Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, Wa.
The Roadrunners played three total matches on Friday, picking up wins against Wenatchee Valley, Green River, and Edmonds. In the match against Wenatchee Valley, LBVB won both sets, at 25-13 and 25-18.
“Most volleyball matches are best three out of five sets, but at some tournaments they will be two of three for pool play,” said Head Coach Jayme Frazier.
Against Green River, the Roadrunners also won both sets at 25-8 and 25-18, and then finished off Edmonds at 25-22 and 25-11. The team was set to play four more matches Saturday, but the rest of the tournament was cancelled due to impending weather threats.
“Every team in the Southern region continues to get better, and I expect Clackamas will be improved as well,” said Frazier.
The Roadrunners will defend their home court on Wednesday, Oct. 19 against Clackamas at 6:30 p.m. The last time these two teams met was on Sept. 24, in a game where the Roadrunners won all three sets.
“This game will be more tough, considering it is our second time playing them this season, and teams are improving each week,” said Sophomore Lyvie Sams.
On top of the recent team success, Sophomore Chase Bohman was chosen as offensive player of the week for this last week and also Under Armour player of the week for the NWAC. The team is currently 7-0 in the conference and an amazing 32-0 overall. Clackamas is sitting in sixth place of the Southern region of the NWAC with a record of three wins and four losses.
When asked about playing at home Sams said, “I wouldn’t say we feel pressure or relief, but we are more comfortable playing on our home court because that is where we have played the most.”
Story by Nick Fields