LCSC falls in five sets to Great Falls
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - After defeating the University of Great Falls twice this season at home, one in a five-set thriller and another in a three-set sweep, the Lewis-Clark State College women's volleyball team had the tables turned on it Friday night, falling to the Argos 25-21, 12-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-13 in Frontier Conference play.
"It was a great match but it just didn't bounce our way at the end," LCSC coach Jen Greeny said. "It was really back-and-forth all night."
The Warriors led 8-7 in the fifth set when the two teams switched sides, but the Argos made the plays down the stretch.
"Credit goes to Great Falls. They played a great match because I thought we played pretty well" Greeny said. "I really liked our blocking and our defense. We had two players with at least 20 digs. It was just a matter of some crucial errors at some crucial times, but I like the way we battled."
The win moved Great Falls ahead of LCSC in the conference standings as the Argos are now 7-2 and 12-9 overall. LCSC, ranked No. 21 in the NAIA, fell to 7-3 in conference play and 15-7 overall.
LC State’s All-American outside hitter Anile Clemente had 14 kills in 55 total attack attempts to lead the Warriors. Setters Kim Fong and Lisa Davis contributed 21 and 14 assists, respectively. Clemente came up with 21 digs and defensive specialist Stephanie Schumaker added 20 digs.
Demi Dlouhy led LCSC at the net with seven block assists, while Dani Barrett added six. Kelli Tikker led the Warriors in hitting with a .571 average
Tosha Nunes and Caliu Buck combined for 30 kills to lead the Argos. Buck added 10 kills while Jennifer Peterson had 39 assists.
The Warriors try to snap a three-match losing streak in the state of Montana when they take on Montana State-Northern in Havre on Saturday. LCSC lost to Rocky Mountain and Carroll on its previous Montana road trip.