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Montana State volleyball appreciates home atmosphere of Shroyer Gym

Posted at 10:05 PM, Oct 01, 2018

BOZEMAN — The Montana State volleyball team is making huge strides this season, but the Bobcats are still struggling to finish after dropping three matches in a row last week.

The most notable game was their fifth set against Montana, which they dropped 15-11. But if the Cats have an advantage, it’s the home court in Shroyer Gym.

“The environment here, once again it gives me chills because the fans we have are the best fans in the Big Sky (Conference),” head coach Daniel Jones said. “The student section we have, the band, everyone that turns out, they’re Bobcats through and through.”

“To have that at your back as you go into a fifth set, if that’s where we end up, it certainly helps pushing you over the edge,” Jones added. “And I think we’ve got to work on our execution, technically and tactically, but there’s no doubt that home-court advantage helps in a rivalry match.”

The Bobcats head south for a two-game road trip at Southern Utah and Northern Arizona before returning home to Shroyer on Oct. 11 against Idaho.