MISSOULA вЂ” Montana and Montana State met up due to their typical rivalry volleyball matchup when it comes to very first time in more than a 12 months, together with game don’t disappoint given that Bobcats topped the Grizzlies in a five-set thriller 3-2 at Dahlberg Arena on Sunday night.
Kira Thomsen completed with 18 kills for the Bobcats (3-2, 3-2 Big Sky Conference) while Hannah Scott added 12 kills. Alexis Goroski completed with 27 digs while Thomsen and Emma Pence every finished with four blocks that are assisted and Delaney Shearan had 28 assists.
Shayla Weber, Goroski and Thomsen each included two serving aces because well.
“we simply canвЂ™t put in terms truly the sense of a Cat-Griz game,” Bozeman indigenous and MSU setter that is junior Lynch stated. “A rivalry game is really so much different than just about virtually any volleyball game youвЂ™re ever devote and simply in the future on the market and start to become the aggressor in this video game, that has been actually cool for people.”
Montana (1-6, 1-6) came out shooting when you look at the opening set and took it 25-21 behind five kills from Peyten Boutwell. MSU reacted in a tightly contested set that is second win 25-23 to connect it 1-1.
“We felt the energy from 14 months ago once we played them in Bozeman (and won),” Montana mentor Allison Lawrence stated. “we think, Griz-Cat, you walk in with some little bit of swagger no matter what part of this youвЂ™re on, it style of brings about your confidence that youвЂ™re going to dig your heels in and fight for the group and thus we arrived by doing so and then we came in only using the mindset that nothing as much as this very day mattered. It absolutely was just whom we have been today and I also think theyвЂ™ve done this type of job that is good current.