LCSC volleyball match is postponed
BUTTE, Mont. - Right when the Lewis-Clark State College women's volleyball team was playing lights out against Montana Tech in a Frontier Conference match on Saturday, the lights really did go out and eventually postponed the match.
The Warriors won the first two games of the match and had a 4-0 lead in the third game when a construction company that was working on the Montana Tech gym reportedly cut a power line to the gym, knocking out all power.
LCSC coach LaToya Harris said the Warriors waited around Saturday afternoon but after being told it could be anywhere from two hours to much longer to fix the problem, the Warriors elected to drive home.
A conference call between athletic officials at Montana Tech and LCSC on Monday will determine what the next step is. Harris said LCSC was hoping to pick up the match where it left off when Montana Tech visits Lewiston later in the season. The completion of the match would be held prior to the regular-season LCSC-Montana Tech meeting.
However, Harris said she was later told that its possible that the match may have to be restarted. Harris said she was told that the conference has a rule that if a match isn't completed, then it must be restarted. The Frontier Conference does not list such rules on its web site.
Up until the power outage, the Warriors were in complete control. LCSC won the first two matches 25-17, 25-18, thanks to a balanced attack. LCSC had 23 kills in the match to that point and five players had at least three. Senior outside hitter Lauryn Herrick had a team-high seven kills and was hitting .583.
Overall, LCSC was hitting .280 in the match while Tech was at zero. LCSC also had a 10-3 advantage in blocks. Sophomore setter Nevena Dragovic had four solo blocks to go along with her 19 assists.
LCSC, 2-1 in conference play and 8-3 overall, returns to action at home Thursday when it plays host to the University of Great Falls at 7 p.m. at the Activity Center.