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Providence volleyball sweeps MSU-Northern

Posted at 10:46 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 00:47:44-04

(Editor’s Note: Argo Athletics Media Release)

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Argo volleyball earned their second-straight win with a sweep, 3-0, of the MSU-Northern Skylights on Wednesday evening (25-16, 25-21, 25-11).

The Skylights opened the match with five-straight points to grab the lead early, 0-5. The Argos responded with five of their own to tie up the match at five all. Northern outscored the Argos, 5-3, to grab the lead back at 8-10. Following two Skylight attack errors, the Argos tied the match at 10 and then scored eight more to take a commanding 18-10 lead. The dramatic run for the Argos proved to be too much as the Argos outscored the Skylights 7-6 to close out the opening set, 25-16.

The Argos struck first in the second set to lead, 1-0, but the Skylights responded with two of their own to flip the lead, 1-2. The two squads battled during the early part of the set to a 5-5 tie. Sparked from a service error, the Argos took four in a row to grab the lead back at 9-5. Northern put together a 6-3 to bring the match back within one, 12-11, but a kill from junior Lauren Brown sparked another Argo run to push the lead to six, 18-12. The Skylights outscored the Argos, 9-7, but the Argos close the match with a kill from sophomore Ember Schwindt to take the 2-0 lead.

In the final set, the Argos took the first two points from a Skylights attack error and a kill from sophomore Sydney Andersen to lead 2-0. The two squads battled as Northern brought the game back within one, 4-3, but another kill from Andersen sparked a 7-0 Argo run to push Providence ahead, 11-3. The Skylights battled back to outscore the Argos, 6-5, to decrease the deficit by one, 16-9. Freshman Cameron Davies earned a kill to spark another Argo run, 5-0, to put the Argos up 21-9. The Skylights tallied two more from a service error and a kill, but it was just not enough as the Argos added four more to close out the match, 25-11.

Andersen led the Argos offensively with seven kills, while teammates Davies and Averi Dyer collected six and five, respectively. Senior Paige Jensen led with a game-high 29 assists. The Argos were led defensively from senior Olivia Snead who garnered 19 digs, while teammate Davies controlled the net with seven blocks.