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2011 Volleyball Releases

November 15, 2011
Many Positives To Take Away As Volleyball Looks To 2012
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team concluded its 2011 season this past weekend in the first round of the NCAA DIII national tournament.

November 15, 2011
All-America Volleyball Honors for Bremond and North
Erin Bremond earned third team All-America honors and Samantha North was named to the honorable mention All-America list as announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

November 11, 2011
Occidental Ends PLU's Season in Regional Opener
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Occidental College rallied from a set down to defeat Pacific Lutheran 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 25-17, 15-8, in an opening round match at the NCAA Division III Volleyball regionals at California Lutheran University's Gilbert Arena.

November 10, 2011
All-Region Honors for PLU Volleyball Trio
Erin Bremond and Samantha North have earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) West Region First Team honors, and Bethany Huston has been named to the West Region honorable mention list.

November 9, 2011
Volleyball Set For NCAA Regionals
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team heads to Thousand Oaks, Calif., this Thursday to compete in one of eight NCAA regional tournaments across the country.

November 9, 2011
Lute Duo Earns First Team All-NWC Honors
Senior Erin Bremond and freshman Samantha North have been named to the 2011 First Team All-NWC Volleyball Team.

November 7, 2011
Lutes Get What They Deserve: A Trip to Nationals
Pacific Lutheran will play Occidental College at 12:30 p.m. Friday in an opening round game of the NCAA Division III regional tournament hosted by California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

November 5, 2011
PLU Pushed to Five Sets Before Prevailing
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - For awhile, it looked like Kelsy Takashima and her Pacific Boxers teammates would be too much to overtake, but in the end Pacific Lutheran found a way to pull out a five-set Northwest Conference volleyball victory on Saturday night.

November 4, 2011
Lutes Throw Up a Wall in Sweeping Linfield
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Doing their best impression of a brick wall, the 22nd-ranked Pacific Lutheran Lutes proved nearly impenetrable with 15 blocks Friday night at Ted Wilson Gymanasium, rolling to a 25-9, 25-16, 25-17 Northwest Conference volleyball sweep of the Linfield Wildcats.

November 2, 2011
Moore Honored By NWC For Outstanding Play
Senior Kelsie Moore has been named Northwest Conference Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for her outstanding play in the Lutes' two wins over Whitman College and Whitworth University.

November 1, 2011
Volleyball To Wrap Up NWC Play This Weekend
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team will travel to Oregon this weekend for two matches as the team wraps up its Northwest Conference schedule.

October 29, 2011
Lutes Sweep Aside Conference-Leading Whitworth
With an appreciative crowd of about 550 cheering loudly on Senior Day, Pacific Lutheran played arguably its best match of the season on Saturday, sweeping Whitworth 25-18, 25-19, 25-12, in Northwest Conference volleyball in Olson Auditorium.

October 28, 2011
Lutes Defeat Whitman in NWC Volleyball
Kelsie Moore had 15 kills and Erin Bremond added 13 as Pacific Lutheran strengthened its grip on second place in the Northwest Conference volleyball standings Friday night with a 25-27, 25-20, 25-9, 25-12 victory over the visiting Whitman Missionaries at Olson Auditorium.

October 26, 2011
Crucial Weekend Ahead For Lutes
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team enters the final stretch of Northwest Conference play with two home matches this weekend.

October 25, 2011
Volleyball Set For Non-Conference Finale
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team steps outside of Northwest Conference play tonight for a match against St. Martin's University.

October 25, 2011
Lutes Fall to Saints in Non-Conference Match
LACEY - Saint Martin's defeated Pacific Lutheran, 27-25, 25-17, 25-15, in a non-conference volleyball match played Tuesday night at Marcus Pavilion.

October 22, 2011
Lutes Spread the Wealth, Beat George Fox in Three
Pacific Lutheran spread the wealth on both offense and defense, getting solid play throughout the lineup in beating visiting George Fox, 25-15, 25-13, 25-19, in a Northwest Conference volleyball match played Saturday night in Olson Auditorium.

October 20, 2011
Volleyball Sets Sights On George Fox
Coming off a crucial win Wednesday night against the University of Puget Sound, the Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team turns its attention to the George Fox University Bruins as NWC play continues.

October 20, 2011
Huston Leads Division III Volleyball in Blocking
Bethany Huston has been a wall at the net for the Pacific Lutheran volleyball team, and her blocking proficiency has her ranked atop the NCAA Division III statistics in that category.

October 19, 2011
Lutes Drop One Spot In National Poll
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team has dropped one spot to No. 23 in this week's AVCA national poll.

October 19, 2011
Lutes Topple Loggers in NWC Volleyball
TACOMA - If there was any question about whether or not Pacific Lutheran remained a player in the battle for the Northwest Conference volleyball championship, consider the Lutes' Wednesday victory over host Puget Sound a definitive answer. YES!

October 18, 2011
Second Place On The Line As Lutes, Loggers Square Off
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team will head to the other side of Tacoma Wednesday night for a crucial match against the University of Puget Sound.

October 16, 2011
Red-Hot Pioneers Rally to Defeat Lutes
PORTLAND, Ore. - Lewis & Clark came into tonight's match against Pacific Lutheran as the hottest team in the Northwest Conference, and the Pioneers continued their recent outstanding play with a 3-2 victory over Pacific Lutheran.

October 14, 2011
DeWalt, PLU Volleyball Sweeps Aside Willamette
SALEM, Ore. - Senior right side hitter Missy DeWalt had eight kills and a .500 attack percentage on Friday night to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-15 Northwest Conference volleyball sweep of host Willamette at Cone Fieldhouse.

October 12, 2011
Bremond Picks Up NWC Honor
Senior Erin Bremond has been named Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for her outstanding play this past weekend.

October 11, 2011
Volleyball Enters Second Half Of NWC Schedule
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball teams continues its Northwest Conference schedule this week with two matches in Oregon against Willamette University and Lewis & Clark College.

October 11, 2011
Lutes Jump One Spot to No. 22 in AVCA National Poll
On the strength of a pair of Northwest Conference victories, Pacific Lutheran has moved up one spot to No. 22 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll.

October 9, 2011
Lutes Beat Pacific to Break Up Second Place Logjam
Pacific Lutheran broke up a logjam for second place in the Northwest Conference standings by defeating the visiting Pacific Boxers, 25-9, 25-22, 23-25, 25-19, in a match played Saturday night in Olson Auditorium.

October 7, 2011
Happy Birthday Kelsie! Moore Leads PLU Past 'Cats
Kelsie Moore celebrated her birthday in spectacular fashion Friday night in Olson Auditorium, leading Pacific Lutheran to a 25-17, 25-19, 25-14 Northwest Conference volleyball win over the visiting Linfield Wildcats.

October 4, 2011
Volleyball Returns Home Looking For Two Wins
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team returns to the friendly confines of Olson Gym as the Lutes welcome Linfield College and Pacific University.

October 1, 2011
Whitworth Opens Up Some Space on PLU Volleyball
SPOKANE - After a slow start to the season, defending Northwest Conference champion Whitworth is starting to open up some space on its followers, including Pacific Lutheran.

September 30, 2011
Kelsie Mo(o)re Than Enough For Lutes Volleyball
WALLA WALLA - Kelsie Moore collected 17 kills and 17 digs Friday night to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 23-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-23 Northwest Conference volleyball win over the Whitman Missionaries at Sherwood Center.

September 29, 2011
Lutes Head East For Big Weekend On The Road
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team hits the road in eastern Washington this weekend as the Lutes travel to Walla Walla, Wash. and Spokane, Wash. for Northwest Conference action.

September 28, 2011
Wild Match Ends With Lutes Beating Saints
In a wild match that saw the teams battle into a drawn-out fifth set, Pacific Lutheran rallied to defeat the visiting Saint Martin's Saints, 25-15, 24-26, 15-25, 25-12, 22-20, in a non-conference volleyball match played Tuesday night in Olson Auditorium.

September 27, 2011
PLU Hosts St. Martin's in Non-Conference Match Tonight
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team takes on the St. Martin's University Saints tonight in a non-conference match up tonight in Olson Gym.

September 25, 2011
Lutes Impressive at the Net in Win Over Bruins
NEWBERG, Ore. - After finding itself on the wrong end of a net dominance in a Wednesday night loss to rival Puget Sound, the Pacific Lutheran Lutes were the dominant team at the net Saturday night in a three-set sweep of the host George Fox Bruins.

September 22, 2011
Volleyball Heads South Looking For A Win
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team travels to Newberg, Ore. this weekend looking to get back into the win column as they face the George Fox University Bruins.

September 21, 2011
Lutes Run Into Buzz Saw Called the Loggers
University of Puget Sound athletic teams might be known by the moniker Loggers, but on Wednesday night in Olson Auditorium the UPS volleyball squad was a buzz saw, beating Pacific Lutheran 3-0 in Northwest Conference action.

September 20, 2011
PLU Volleyball Moves Up One Spot to 19th in National Poll
One day before facing another nationally ranked NCAA Division III team, Pacific Lutheran has moved up one spot to No. 19 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll.

September 19, 2011
Lutes Ready For Big Match At Home Against UPS
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team hosts the University of Puget Sound Wednesday night in a huge Northwest Conference match at Olson Auditorium.

September 18, 2011
Moore Leads Lutes to Sweep of Pioneers
Kelsie Moore recorded 12 kills and 11 digs to lead Pacific Lutheran past the visiting Lewis & Clark Pioneers, 25-22, 25-22, 25-10, in a Northwest Conference volleyball match played Saturday night in Olson Auditorium.

September 16, 2011
Bremond, Lutes Power Past Willamette
Erin Bremond powered down 11 kills Friday night to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 25-23, 25-21, 25-16 win over the visiting Willamette Bearcats in the Lutes' Northwest Conference volleyball opener in Olson Auditorium.

September 13, 2011
Volleyball Ready For NWC Opener This Weekend
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team opens up its Northwest Conference campaign this weekend with two home matches.

September 10, 2011
Tournament MVP North Leads PLU to 4-0 Record
SEGUIN, Texas - The Pacific Lutheran volleyball team and coaching staff were hoping for big things from Samantha North this season, and the frosh setter from Gig Harbor is indeed off to a fine start in 2011.

September 10, 2011
PLU Wins Twice at Texas Lutheran Volleyball Tourney
SEGUIN, Texas - Pacific Lutheran improved its volleyball season record to 5-1 with a pair of wins on Friday's first day of the Bulldog Classic hosted by Texas Lutheran University.

September 7, 2011
Lutes Head To Texas For Bulldog Classic
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team travels to Sequin, Texas this weekend to participate in the Bulldog Classic, hosted by Texas Lutheran University.

September 3, 2011
Lutes Split at Puget Sound Volleyball Tournament
TACOMA - Pacific Lutheran split a pair of 3-1 decisions on Saturday at the Puget Sound Volleyball Tournament, defeating UC Santz Cruz and losing to tournament host Puget Sound at Memorial Fieldhouse.

September 2, 2011
PLU Makes Quick Work of No. 18-Ranked Whitworth
TACOMA - Facing the No. 18-ranked and defending Northwest Conference champion Whitworth at the Puget Sound Volleyball Tournament didn't intimidate Pacific Lutheran as the Lutes swept aside the Pirates in three straight games on Friday evening at Memorial Fieldhouse.

September 2, 2011
Lutes Sweep Wisconsin-Stout in Volleyball Opener
TACOMA - Pacific Lutheran opened its 2011 volleyball season on Friday with a convincing 25-22, 25-18, 25-19 victory over Wisconsin-Stout at the Puget Sound Volleyball Tournament.

August 30, 2011
Volleyball Should Be in Thick of Conference Race
The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team narrowly missed out on a share of a fifth consecutive Northwest Conference title in 2010, and a season later the Lutes will look to get back into the winning form that earned them four conference titles from 2006 to 2009.

August 15, 2011
Lute Volleyball Projected To Finish Third
In the 2011 NWC Volleyball Coaches' Pre-Season Poll, the Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team was chosen to finish third in the coming season behind defending champs Whitworth University and rivals UPS.