The South Puget Sound Community College volleyball team returns to action on Wednesday, October 13 when the Clippers host Northwest Athletic Conference rival Pierce College at the newly remodeled Health and Wellness Center.

It marks the third home match for South Puget Sound Community College this season, but will be the first in front of a live crowd. Attendance will be limited to 150, including players, coaching staff, officials and fans, as per NWAC COVID-19 polices, which also requires fans to wear face coverings.

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The South Puget Sound volleyball team will host Tacoma College on Wednesday, October 13. Photo credit: Grant Clark

The match begins at 7 p.m. and will also be live streamed through the NWAC Sports Network.

The Clippers are coming off a highly competitive 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21) road setback against Tacoma College on October 8.  Jahnessa Hill and Khalia Craig each had 12 kills for SPSCC, while Emily Snider directed the Clippers’ offense, dishing out 32 assists. South Puget Sound Community College also received 7 kills from Gracie Kaiser and 4 from Silke Constant. Jayde Grams added a team-best 17 digs. She was followed by Constant and Snider, who registered 10 and 8 digs, respectively.

Hill, who leads the squad with 19 service aces, is third in the NWAC in service aces per set at 0.66. The freshman is also second on the team through 10 matches in total kills (65) and kills per set (2.24).

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The Clippers celebrate an ace from Khalia Craig (No. 15). Craig ranks eighth in the NWAC with a .300 hitting percentage. Photo credit: Grant Clark

Craig paces the Clippers in total kills (93) and kills per set (2.82), and ranks eighth in the conference with a .300 hitting percentage. Additional South Puget Sound statistical leaders include Snider with 198 total assists, Grams with 101 digs, and Kaiser and Vasa-Lilo Langi, who share the lead in total blocks with four each.

The Raiders (16-4 overall) currently sit atop the NWAC West Region with a perfect 5-0 record and have won their last six matches. Statistically, Pierce leads the conference in kills (846) and digs (1,205). Dominique Dixon is second in the NWAC in total kills (194), while Moeshana Maiava is second with 4.12 kills per set. The Raiders also have the conference leader in digs with Aureana Bernales posting 310 through the team’s first 20 matches.

South Puget Sound and Pierce College close out the regular season in Lakewood on November 10.

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