Yellowjackets Roll to Senior Night Win over Hilo (Nov. 2, 2004)
BILLINGS, MT – A night after battling to a
long five-game win, the Montana State-Billings volleyball team
downed Hawaii-Hilo in convincing fashion Tuesday night, 3-1. The
Yellowjackets won 30-25, 26-30, 30-20, 30-17 to improve to 14-9
overall. The Vulcans dropped to 4-17 for the season.
Neither team could manage any consistency in
Monday’s 3-2 MSU Billings win. The Jackets rebounded offensively
on Tuesday, hitting .222 as a team and knocking down 17 more kills
than the Vulcans. Senior Olivia
Munro (Toronto, Ontario) pounded out 19 kills in the final
home match of her career, adding a match-high 24 digs. The school
record holder for career kills hit .228 on 57 attempts for the
The only glitch in the Jackets’ night came in
the second game when they hit just .074 as a team. MSU Billings
hit over .200 in each of the other three games, including a
dominating .409 in the fourth and deciding game when they had no
errors on 44 attempts.
Lennan (Roundup, MT) also played well in her final home
match. She finished with 10 kills on a .276 hitting percentage,
adding seven digs and three blocks. Jessica
Bratton (So., Casper, WY) had her second strong match of the
week, knocking down 21 kills to go with 17 digs. She finished the
week with 44 kills and 40 digs.
The Jackets’ middle blockers continued to
control the net, combining for nine blocks. Senior Andrea
Donahue (Whitefish, MT) had nine kills and four blocks. Alicia
Cazemier (Fr., Vauxhall, Alberta) finished with five kills and
five blocks. Cazemier ranks second in the PacWest for blocks
while Donahue is eighth.
Bills (So., Provo, UT) handed out a match-high 57 assists to
go with 13 digs. She is third in the conference for assists
per game at 12.32.
Hawaii-Hilo, which hit just .076 for the
match, was led by 14 kills from Christina Cooley. She also added
12 digs. Shara Parker finished with 12 kills and 16 digs.
MSU Billings concludes the season next Friday
and Saturday at Western New Mexico. The Yellowjackets have
already secured the first winning season in the program’s
history. One more victory would tie the school record for the
most total wins in a season.
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