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Montana Western volleyball falls to RMC, beats Dickinson State

Mitchell-HitThe Montana Western volleyball team hit the road again heading east to Billings to play a Frontier Conference volleyball match versus Rocky Mountain College on Oct. 17.  Rocky entered the match at 8-2 in conference play and sat second in the conference.  The Bulldogs came into the match looking for the upset.

 

The ladies from Montana Western continued their trek east as they took to the court to take on Dickinson State on Friday, Oct. 18.  The Bulldogs swept the Blue Hawks 3-0.  In game one the ladies battled and competed to take the opening game 31-29, catapulting them to wins of 25-16 and 25-12 in the ensuing games.

THE MATCH UP:

RMC ( 8-2; 16-4) vs Montana Western (0-8; 7-16)

DSU (0-9; 3-18) vs Montana Western (0-9); (7-17)

KEY PLAYERS:

  • Bailey Branson – 9 kills and 14 digs (RMC)
  • Breanne Kelley – 7 kills 6 digs (RMC)
  • Kendra Menicino – 24 digs (RMC)
  • Emily Erickson – 11 kills and 6 digs (vs Dickinson)
  • Breanne Kelley – 10 kills and 12 digs (vs Dickinson)
  • Kendra Mendicino – 14 digs (vs Dickinson)
  • Team – 4 serving aces (vs Dickinson)

COACH LISA GIRFFITH’S QUOTES:

"It was great to see the team get back on track this week. The girls played more aggressively and with a better sense of urgency than we have for awhile and reminded themselves of how good they can be."

"A few too many lapses in execution hurt us against Rocky but the girls rebounded very well and played solid against Dickinson State. They are a team that can be dangerous when given momentum but we were able to establish our game early and control the energy of the match for the most part. That, along with a balanced offensive attack, helped us get the win on the road."

WHAT’S COMING UP:

UMW hosts RMC (10/25/2013)

UMW hosts DSU (10/26/2013)