Warrior volleyball team sweeps Western
DILLON, Mont. – The Lewis-Clark State College volleyball team looked sharp in its first Frontier Conference road match of the season on Friday. The Warriors breezed by Montana Western in three sets 25-17, 25-21, 25-16.
Lewis-Clark State, ranked No. 11 in this week’s NAIA poll, improves to 8-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play. With the loss the Bulldogs drop to 5-9 overall and 0-3.
First-year Warrior head coach LaToya Harris was pleased with the team’s effort on Friday, especially early on.
“I thought in the first set we jumped on them strong,” said Harris. “We had a great flow. Later in the set we had a few errors and gave them a chance to comeback, but we competed well and a lot of people stepped up.”
Harris commented that consistency was a bit of an issue for her team during the second set, but added that her squad’s defense was pretty strong throughout.
“After winning the first we relaxed a little in the second set, and we need to work on that. Kaylee Rector and Chelsea Shears did a good job in the back row for us though, and Chelsea Strong blocked very well tonight.”
Harris also said that Brianne Brown and Lauryn Herrick did a good job leading the attack on offense.
Three other conference matches took place on Friday and two of them ended up being upsets as MSU-Northern defeated No. 25-ranked Great Falls 3-2, and Carroll took down No. 10 Rocky Mountain 3-2. In the third match, Westminster topped Montana Tech 3-0.
On Saturday, the Warriors will travel to Butte, Mont., to face Montana Tech. Match time is set for 1 p.m., pacific.
Statistics from LCSC’s match with Western were not available on Friday night.