Yellowjackets Sweep Pair from Northern and Minot (Sept.
Box Score vs. MSUN
Box Score vs.
Yellowjacket volleyball vs. Minot State
BILLINGS, MT – The Montana State-Billings volleyball
team improved to 5-1 with a pair of three game sweeps on Friday. The
Yellowjackets quickly downed MSU-Northern in the noon match, 30-16, 30-15,
30-23. They dispatched Minot State in the nightcap, 30-25, 30-19, 30-27.
Minot State (4-5) swept MSU-Northern (4-6) in the
day’s second match, 30-27, 30-23, 30-18. Minot and Northern will meet at
10:00 a.m. on Saturday. That match will be followed by MSU Billings and
Minot State at noon. The Yellowjackets were originally scheduled to play
Northern at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, but because of a scheduling conflict
the match will be made up on another date.
Against the Skylights, MSU Billings had a .301 team
hitting percentage and dominated the match from the start. Andrea Donahue (Sr., MB, Whitefish, MT) led all players with 17 kills on a .500 hitting percentage. Jessica
Bratton (So., OH, Casper, WY) added 16 kills with just two errors on 26 attempts (.538).
Olivia Munro (Sr., OH, Toronto, Ontario) finished with 15 kills and a match-high
18 digs. Munro now has 94 kills for the season and 987 for her career,
leaving her 56 kills short of the school career record of 1,043 set by Brandee Sayles. If Munro registers 13 kills on Saturday, she will become
just the second Yellowjacket in school history to reach 1,000 for a
career. She has already eclipsed 1,000 digs for her career with 1,050.
No Skylights reached double-digit kill or digs in the
match. Jordan Fox had five kills and seven digs. Julie Henderson added
three kills and nine digs.
In the final match of the day, Munro carried the
offensive load for the Yellowjackets, knocking down 17 kills on 55
attempts with just five errors (.218). Donahue had an efficient 14 kills
on 21 attempts with only one error (.619). Bratton added ten kills.
Freshman Alicia Cazemier (MB, Vauxhall, Alberta) finished with six kills and five total blocks.
Setter Natalie Bills (So., Provo, UT) handed out 42 assists against the Beavers to go along
with her 45 assists against Northern earlier in the day. She is averaging
13.75 assists per game this season.
Minot State was anchored by ten kills apiece from
Whitney Stobbs and Lisa Webb. Webb posted a double-double with 13 digs.