LCSC sweeps Montana Western to improve to 21-1
DILLON, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark State College women's volleyball team returned to its winning ways on Friday night by defeating the University of Montana Western 25-20, 25-13, 25-17 in Frontier Conference play.
The Warriors, ranked No. 9 in the NAIA, had their program-best 20-match win streak to start the season snapped on Thursday night in a setback to Montana Tech in Butte. LCSC, however, bounced back with a strong performance on Friday to improve to 8-1 in conference play. All eight wins have been in three-straight games.
After committing close to 50 errors in Thursday's setback, the Warriors had only 19 on Friday, including only seven attack errors, three serve receive errors and two serving errors.
"That is more like us," LCSC assistant coach Burdette Greeny said. "We played a good solid match tonight."
The Warriors hit .425 for the match, including .552 in the final game.
Junior Anile Clemente led the Warriors with 16 kills, seven digs and two service aces. She also hit .577 for the match. Senior Julie Maciboba added nine kills, while Lauryn Herrick had seven with a .500 hitting percentage.
Lisa Davis had 20 assists, while Abby Bruya added nine. Lindsay Scott led the team in digs with 10, while Katie Hinrichs added eight.
"I think our passing set the tone for us," Greeny said. "We got the ball to the setters, who then got the ball to the hitters.
"It was a good match for us and I think we responded to the loss well. We told the players it's their team and they're the ones leading the bus."
Montana Western falls to 0-9 in conference and 2-16 overall.
The Warriors play their next three matches at home, starting next Thursday with Montana State-Northern at 7 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center.