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University of Providence volleyball advances to the Elite 8

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Posted at 7:25 PM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 12:34:13-05

GREAT FALLS — The No. 5 University of Providence volleyball team finished off pool play with a statement win in the NAIA Nationally Volleyball Championship after defeating No. 10 Life University in three straight sets.

The win comes off their first pool play game yesterday when they defeated Lindsey Wilson in a sweep. With their win over Life, the program will advance to the Elite Eight, making it the farthest the Argos have gone in their program history.

The first set was a back and forth affair with the Running Eagles (34-3) taking control 18-13. An 11-3 run though from the Argos stifled the surge and the Argos went up one set winning it 25-21.

In the second set, an early lead for the Argos propelled them to win set two with the same score, 25-21. Then in the third set, the momentum had done it’s job and they cruised to a 25-15 win and a sweep of Life University.

Freshman Sadie Lott led the way with 11 kills, two aces and three blocks on the night. Cydney Finberg-Roberts finished with 25 assists while Sacha Legros compiled 26 digs.

The program now sits at 28-2 and face-to-face with No. 4 Park University. First serve is at 6:30 p.m. Mountain time.