The Saints volleyball team had its four-match win streak snapped Wednesday, when it lost in four sets to the South Region-leading Linn-Benton Roadrunners in a home contest in Gresham.
Still, MHCC is off to a solid start this season under second-year coach Kim Lissinna.
The Saints are currently in third place in the South, with an overall record of 12-7, with the heart of their division schedule ahead of them.
Against Linn-Benton, the Saints had pulled even at one set apiece, and led in the third set, 15-14, before the Roadrunners ripped off 11 straight points to win the set, 25-15.
The Saints would lose in four sets, 16-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-10. They were led by freshman middle blocker Madison Pernich, who scored 13 kills in 21 total attempts, and sophomore setter Elisha Levasa, who had 32 assists.
Mt. Hood travels to Eugene on Friday to play Lane Community College, then returns home to host Clackamas at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mt. Hood’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete for the first time this season on Saturday.
The Saints will run at the NWAC Preview Meet, set for Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.
The following Saturday, Sept. 30, the Saints will run at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, host of the annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational.
To follow Mt. Hood teams’ competition in the Northwest Athletic Conference: nwacsports.org