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Lumberjacks Fall to Pacific in Second Match at Wolfpack Invitational

Lumberjacks Fall to Pacific in Second Match at Wolfpack Invitational

RENO, Nev. – Sophomore outside hitter Jen Wilson turned in her best performance of the season and tied a career-high with 16 kills and a .538 hitting percentage in Northern Arizona's 3-0 defeat against Pacific at the Virginia Street Gym on Friday night.  The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-18, 25-18, and 25-23. 

Wilson posted a match-high in hitting percentage finishing 16-of-26 attacks with only two errors on the night.  Her 16 kills were a team-high as Pacific's Svenja Engelhardt turned in a match-high 17.

NAU (4-5) finished the night hitting .070 for the match compared to a .257 hitting percentage from Pacific (6-1).  The Lumberjacks posted their best numbers in the third set hitting .300 as a team and nearly pushed the match to a fourth set.

With the loss, NAU slipped to 0-2 at the Nevada Wolfpack Invitational.  The Lumberjacks close the tournament on Saturday, September 11 at noon against No. 24 Arizona.

The Lumberjacks slipped to 2-3 in 3-0 matches this year.  NAU defeated Rider and Maryland Eastern Shore 3-0, and fell to Central Arkansas, Wyoming, and Pacific, 3-0.

Friday's matchup was the first-ever meeting between NAU and Pacific.

DID YOU KNOW… The Lumberjacks had 11 of their 15 intercollegiate teams record a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher led by women’s soccer at 3.42. Women’s basketball was close behind at 3.38, followed by women’s cross country (3.38), volleyball (3.33), women’s golf (3.31), men’s cross country (3.26) and swimming and diving (3.22).