Lady Bucs drop a hard fought battle to NDSCS in 4 sets with scores of 18-25, 25-22, 19-25, 16-25. Shelby Jessiman and Lindsey James led with 8 kills each. While NaTasha Mathis led with a .250 hitting efficiency and 5 blocks. Katie Lyons dished out 22 assists, 3 Service aces, three blocks, including 2 block solos, 11 digs, and 2 kills. Desiree Schauman led the team with 16 digs.
The NDSCS Wildcats took an early lead in game 1, and never looked back. The Buccaneers battled but could not close the gap. In game 2, the Lady Bucs took the lead behind the serving of Katie Lyons. Great hitting, lead by Lindsey James and Teja Mangum helped the Bucs to a 25-22 victory. Game 3 saw a back and forth battle with great play on both sides. In Game 4, the Wildcats went on an early run and generated a 21-8 lead. The Lady Bucs fought back to end the set 16-25. "Very proud of how the team played tonight. They fought hard till the end" Coach Marble said. "We are excited about the last half of season" said Coach John Marble. "Katie Lyons had possibly the best match of her career with 22 assists, 3 service aces, 11 digs, 2 kills, and 3 blocks, including 2 solo blocks."
Team Roster: #1 Shelby Jessiman - SO, Rosalind, Alberta, #2 NaTasha Mathis - FR, Helena, MT, #3 Katie Lyons - SO, Butte, MT, #4 Teja Mangum-FR, Ogden, UT, #5 Miona Mijalkovic-SO, Nis, Serbia, #6 Desiree Schauman -SO, Helena, MT, #10 Mirjana Radovanovic - SO, Dubrovnik, Croatia, #11 Sara Williamson - FR, Roberts, MT, #14 Victoria Foster - SO, Livingston, MT, #15 Lindsey James - FR, Ogden, UT.