Roadrunners Thunder Past Chemeketa Storm

The Roadrunners huddle after their win on pink out night versus Chemeketa at LBCC on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

The Linn-Benton volleyball team stormed past the Chemeketa Storm on Oct. 13, winning in three straight sets. The set scores were 25-19, 25-19, and 25-14. 

Leading the Beaks was Taya Manibusan with 10 kills, five digs, and one service ace. Sydnie Johnson added 17 assists and six digs. Jade Hayes had a great defensive night with 21 digs, and two assists. 

Also contributing for LB was Zaley Bennett with 11 assists, and one service ace, Shalyn Gray with eight kills, and 10 digs, Alexis Chapman contributed six kills, three digs, and two service aces, Eva Buford added three kills and three digs, Kennedy Kantola had six kills, and Alicia Vandervoort-Walters had six kills.

The game against Chemeketa was LB’s “Pink Out” night with all gate receipts going to the Side Out Foundation. LB Director of Athletics Mark Majeski said about $450 is being donated to the foundation. On Side Out’s website, it’s explained that “side out” in volleyball means to regain control of the ball, and their goal is to help cancer patients regain control of their lives. The founder and executive director was a high school volleyball coach when his mother was diagnosed with cancer. In 2005 he decided to tell his story and raise awareness and funding for research through the game of volleyball. “Dig Pink” events were born and, to date, there have been over 1000 Dig Pink events around the nation dedicated to individuals with metastatic breast cancer. 

LBCC currently sits undefeated (10-0 conference, 20-2 overall) atop the NWAC South Region and have won their last 13 games stretching back to Sept. 10. They have only dropped two sets in that time frame, with both being during their match against Edmonds at the Walla Walla Tournament. 

The Roadrunners will next take on Umpqua on the road on Friday, Oct. 22. In their last meeting, LB swept the Riverhawks in three sets. They will return home on Nov. 3 to face Clackamas. 

Current NWAC Standings can be found here

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