LBCC Roadrunners Advance to Elite 8 with Win in NWAC Volleyball Playoffs
ALBANY, Oregon – The Linn-Benton Roadrunners defeated Columbia Basin College 3-0 on Sunday, November 13.
The Roadrunners improved to 31-1 on the season, and advanced to the “Elite 8” at Pierce Community College on Friday, November 18.
The Roadrunners avenged their lone loss in the regular season with a dominant performance against the Hawks. In the first set the Roadrunners ran away from the Hawks after going on a 4-0 run in the middle of the set, taking a 17-10 lead. The Roadrunners capitalized on 6 attacking errors from the Hawks. The Roadrunners took the first set 25-14.
In the second set the Hawks kept it close, taking a 10-9 lead, before the Roadrunners exploded for a 4-0 run. Later in the set the Hawks rallied to bring the match back to 15-16. Another flurry of kills from Linn-Benton put the second set away, 25-17. In the third set the Roadrunners momentum proved too much, and the beaks ended the third set with 13 kills on 36 attempts(.222%), taking it 25-19.
Roadrunners Shalyn Gray finished with a match high 11 kills on 21 attempts(.381%), and 10 digs. Roadrunners Gracie Zanona finished the match with a match high 16 digs. Roadrunners Zaley Bennet and Hawks Josephine Thompson finished tied with a match high 19 assists.
The Roadrunners will move on to the “Elite 8” at Pierce Community College to face Highline College on Friday, November 18. The Roadrunners faced off against Highline early in the season on Friday, September. 3. The Roadrunners took the match 3-0.