When the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team said it wasn't done after the end of last weekend, the Skylights weren't kidding. On Saturday morning at the Frontier Conference tournament in Butte, the Skylights stunned the top-seeded and four-time defending champion Lewis-Clark State Warriors 3-1 in the conference semifinals. The win pushes Northern into the Frontier title match later today against either Rocky Mountain College or Carroll.
Northern defeated the Warriors by scores of 25-22, 25-20, 19-25 and 25-23. It was Northern's second win over the Warriors this season, as the Skylights also beat LCSC in five sets back in September in Havre. But this was perhaps the biggest win of them all as it gives Northern not only a chance to win a conference championship, but also a chance to play in the NAIA national tournament with one more win.
The block was again big for the Skylights as they had 11 to just six for LCSC. The Skylights also hit nearly .300 with Hillary Iselifson and Abby Nicholas each with 16 kills. Kelsey Williams had 12 kills and Victoria Polo had three blocks.
MSU-N is now 18-14 on the season and will play in tonight's Frontier championship match at 7 p.m.
For full coverage, see Monday's Havre Daily News.