Titans climb to second in conference

Lane’s Women have been tearing up the volleyball court in conference play this year. Holding onto a three-game win streak and a 7-1 conference record, they are second place in NWAAC South standings. 

September marked the beginning of conference play for the Titans. With two away and two home games, Head Coach Jim Moore lead his team to a 4-0 start in the first month. 

The fifth regional game of the season, against the Rogue Ospreys, proved to be their greatest test. The Titans fell to the Ospreys, snapping their four-game win streak, in an away game 3 sets to 1.

Rogue has yet to be defeated in conference play, securing their first place spot in the south. Lane has been close behind them in second place. The Titans will have a chance at redemption Nov. 1 in a rematch against Rogue, this time with home-court advantage. 

The Volleyball team now has eight games left in their season, all of which are conference play. 

Lane hosted Mt. Hood Oct. 12 at Titan court.

The Titans entered the court to Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses as the fans cheered. The first set started off with a quick three scored for Lane.

Mt. Hood didn’t make it easy for Lane, tying the set 7-7, then 9-9, until the Lane women finally pulled ahead 21-18 in part by increasing communication on the court. 

As the lead slowly dwindled, Coach Moore wasn’t afraid to show some passion in correcting mistakes. 

The Saint Bernards battled back late in the first set and made a powerful comeback to win the set 26-24. With corrections between sets the Titans looked like a different team for the rest of the match. 

Lane didn’t back down and came out in the second set with an early 11-2 lead. A deflated Mt. Hood team couldn’t dig themselves out and lost the set 25-20.

Set three saw the most errors Lane committed throughout the match, but still won the set 25-22. Correcting their play, the fourth set was nearly flawless for the Titans only committing two errors on 28 total attempts. 

The Mt. Hood Saint Bernards are in fifth place in the South region, with a 3-6 conference record after falling to Lane. 

Lane is competing only in conference play for the rest of the season. With eight games left in the season, Lane will get a chance to rematch Rogue, on Nov. 1 at Titan Court. 

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