Roadrunners Sweep Saints

Roadrunners Savannah Hutchins and Stella Barber in a previous volleyball match.

ALBANY, OR – The Linn-Benton Volleyball team defeated Mt. Hood Community College 3-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 21.  

The Roadrunners improved to 16-1 on the season, and 3-0 in the NWAC South Region. The Saints fell to 6-5 on the year, and 1-2 NWAC South Region. 

The Roadrunners bounced back strong after suffering their first loss of the season against Columbia Basin Community College. 

The Roadrunners took the first 25-15. It was a slow start for the Roadrunners who found themselves up only 11-10 early in the first set. After a Mt. Hood timeout the Roadrunners came out firing, taking the rest of the set and only allowing five more points. The Roadrunners finished the first set with 14 kills on 26 attempts(.423). 

The Roadrunners took the second, and third set 25-14, and 25-13 respectively. Roadrunners Taya Manibusan led the way with a team high 11 kills on 22 attempts, followed by teammate Kennedy Kantola with 8 Kills on 21 attempts. 

“Coming off a loss is always hard, and you have that thought in the back of your head, but I think we just washed it.” Kantola Said. “That’s not the team we are, and we just did our job today, so it feels good.” 

Next up the Roadrunners travel to Roseburg to take on Umpqua Community College, on Friday Sept, 23 at 1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR. 

“Honestly as a team it’s just trust, have confidence in ourselves and keep working hard in the gym,” Roadrunners Grace Boeder said.

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