(Editor's note: University of Providence media release)
GREAT FALLS -– After a slow start, the #24 University of Providence women's volleyball team got back on track, defeating Montana Tech in four sets, 17-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-20.
"We just had a hard time catching up to their hitters in that first set," head coach Arunas Duda said. "We had like zero touches. We felt like they got anything they wanted at the net. We did a nice job of finally adjusting to their speed a little bit. We got some better touches and flipped it and got up and put some balls away."
Sadie Lott recorded a double-double for the Argos, recording 19 kills and 16 digs. Adysen Burns also recorded a double-double, recording 12 kills and 20 digs. Cydney Finberg-Roberts led a balanced attack offensively, recording 51 assists and 12 digs. Sacha Legros had 21 digs on the evening.
"Sadie had another great night," Duda said. "Jensyn had some timely kills for us. I think she really provided a spark for us in games two and three. I thought Renae did a really nice job in the middle. For a setter playing middle she's picking it up quickly and she's getting really good touches on the block which allows us to transition and swing. I thought she had a nice match as well."
Karina Mickelson led the way with 17 kills for the Orediggers. McKenna Kaelber recorded 34 assists on the evening while Hannah Oggerino recorded 27 digs.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow at afternoon at 1 p.m. for the second match of their double-header. The Argo (3-2, 3-2) will be looking for their first weekend sweep of the season; the last two weekends, they've won on Friday night before falling on Saturday.
"Hopefully we get some rest," Duda said. "We finally didn't go five which is nice. We have to come tomorrow with that mindset of working for every single point. I didn't love our slow start today but I really liked our path that we chose after that and how we adjusted. Hopefully we can continue along that path."