This weekend was a rough one for MSU Volleyball, as they took on two Big Sky Conference rivals. First up was Portland State on Nov. 1. Senior libero Nicole Baker had 12 digs and freshman setter Anna Sykora had seven saves. Freshman Kennadie Clute added 15 kills, which made this her 24th consecutive double-digit kill match. Portland State had two players with ten kills apiece and were able to hold onto second place in the Big Sky Conference with a win. The final score was 25-20, 25-12, 25-18, with the Bobcats coming up short in all three sets.
The next day, as the second part of their home weekend, the Cats took on Eastern Washington, Clute once again came out strong for the Bobcats, having 27 kills for the match. Middle blocker Natalee Godfrey added seven kills and Sykora had 44 assists. All this was not enough to overcome EWU, who outhit MSU .250 to .145 and held the advantage in team kills, assists, aces and blocks. The match ended in four sets, with the Eagles coming out with a 25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20 victory.
The Bobcats (5-20, 3-11) take on Weber State in Shroyer gym on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Idaho State Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.