(Editor’s note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA — The Carroll College Saints volleyball team bounced back on Saturday to defeat Montana State-Northern 3-0 in Havre.
The Saints (14-8, 2-2 Frontier) won 25-19, 25-12, 25-17.
“From last night to today we have come a better cohesive unit,” Saints coach Moe Boyle said. “The team bonding we’ve had a chance to do made a big difference in how we approached the match today and it paid off. We played as a team from start to finish and everyone the roster contributed.
Senior middle hitter Brielle Bumgarner led the Saints with 12 kills. Freshman outside Lexi Mikkelsen (eight) and senior setter Rayna Pilgeram (five) also finished their shots for the Saints.
Paige Wollan had a big match at the net, blocking six shots.
Pilgeram once again ran a solid offense for the Saints, distributing the ball 27 times.
Ayla Carpenter led the Saints with 14 digs.
“Ayla did a great job reading the hitters and playing defense around the block,” Boyle said.
The victory over Northern gave the Saints a 1-1 split on the weekend, and improved their road record to 2-1.
Next up for the Saints is a home stand that begins with a match against Montana Tech on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the PE Center.