Missionaries net losses at La Verne Invite

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LA VERNE, Calif — The Whitman volleyball team played back-to-back matches here Saturday night in final day action at the La Verne Leopard Invitational Tournament.

Whitman dropped its first Saturday match 3-2 to UC Santa Cruz.

In the nightcap, La Verne University ended the Missionaries tournament with a 3-0 defeat.

Coupled with Friday’s two tournament defeats, Whitman finished the tournament with an 0-4 record.

In Friday’s opening action, the Missionaries lost in three sets to No. 4 ranked Elmhurst College 25-21, 25-20, 25-13. The Missionaries faced Whittier College in Friday’s afternoon match. Whittier prevailed with a 3-1 win.

With the 0-4 tournament record, Whitman stands at 2-9 on the season. Whitman opens Northwest Conference play Friday at Sherwood Center when Lewis and Clark visits.

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