Cats fall at home

The Bobcat Volleyball squad’s frustrating 2014 campaign continued this past weekend as the Cats were unable to take advantage of home court against either Sacramento State on Friday or Portland State on Saturday.

On Friday night, the Bobcats took on the then winless in conference play Hornets. However, thanks to 11 team blocks, the Cats simply couldn’t create enough offense to avoid being swept 25-20, 25-21, 25-17. Sophomore Kennadie Clute led Montana State in kills with 13 while Morgan Stanley led the Hornets with 12 kills.

Saturday was the Bobcats’ annual Dig Pink match in support of breast cancer awareness as the Cats squared off against the Vikings. The Bobcats battled bravely but were swept 3-0 for the fifteenth time in 22 contests.

The Cats kept the game close most of the way, but, reminiscent of Friday night, just couldn’t close out the sets. The Vikings closed out Montana State 25-19, 25-23, 25-21. The Cats fought off seven set points across the three sets, but it just simply wasn’t enough to earn them that elusive second conference win. Clute once again led Montana State in kills, this time notching 17.

The pair of losses drops the Bobcats to 1-9 in conference play and 4-18 overall. The Cats will look to hopefully begin a winning run this Thursday Oct. 30 against Idaho. The match is at 7 p.m. in Shroyer Gym.