Rocky Mountain sweeps No. 11 LCSC
BILLINGS, Mont. - Never being able to get anything going on offense, the Lewis-Clark State College women's volleyball team lost its first Frontier Conference match of the season in falling to Rocky Mountain 25-12, 25-13, 25-19 on Thursday night.
The Warriors, 12-5 overall and 5-1 in league play, had an eight-match win streak snapped with the loss. Rocky Mountain improves to 3-3 in league and 14-6 overall.
LCSC hit negative-.039 as a team in the match and was led by Anile Clemente's seven kills and a .088 hitting percentage.
"We killed ourselves hitting," LCSC coach Jen Greeny said. "We had 26 kills and 31 hitting errors and you're not going to win with those numbers."
Dani Barrett, Dana Christiansen and Lauryn Herrick had four kills apiece for LCSC but Christiansen led all three players with a .000 hitting percentage.
"I have to give tons of credit to Rocky Mountain," Greeny said. "They played extremely well. They outblocked us 12-5 and seemed to get a hand on every ball, which made us play on our heels."
Greeny said the Warriors' bright spot during the night was their passing. Lisa Davis finished with 11 assists, while Kim Fong added eight. Clemente led the Warriors in digs with 16, while Katie Hinrichs added 14 and had the team's lone service ace.
The loss drops LCSC into a tie for first with Carroll College. Those two teams will square off Saturday in Helena, Mont., to complete the first round of conference play.
"This is a tough road trip and it doesn't get any easier on Saturday," Greeny said. "Hopefully we'll make some adjustments and come out ready to play."
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