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Providence volleyball enters home stretch in control of Frontier Conference

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-26 23:07:04-04

GREAT FALLS — The University of Providence volleyball team is cruising this season, as the No. 16 Argos return to the McLaughlin Center Friday for their first home matches in two weeks.

The Argos have won 12 straight matches and have a 14-2 record entering Friday night’s contest against MSU-Northern. Over the last two weekends, UP has vaulted to the top of the Frontier Conference after sweeping Rocky Mountain College and Montana Tech.

"We knew this would be a battle. These last two weekends were a true test for our team," head coach Arunas Duda said. "We're going on the road to Billings playing, at that time, the top-ranked team in our conference, and then Montana Tech, they can beat anyone and so for our girls just to show up the way they did was awesome."

Individual accolades have piled up for the players, and Duda also collected his 300th career win with the program last Saturday.

The team is in the driver’s seat heading into the home stretch of the schedule, and the Argos hope the momentum continues as they try to lock up home-court advantage for the conference tournament in April. Providence won the 2019 Frontier Conference championship at home as well.

"It’s exciting," senior right side hitter Jensyn Turner said. "It's a big motivator, because last year, we won at home, and being able to have the opportunity again to take it at home, it's just surreal and it's just a cool experience to have."

Providence takes on MSU-Northern on March 26 and 27 before hosting Montana Western to finish out the regular season on April 2 and 3.