Bobcat spikers sharp in Blue-Gold scrimmage

BOZEMAN – First-year head coach Kyle Weindel was pleased with his team’s performance at the Blue-Gold scrimmage, Saturday afternoon in Shroyer Gym.

Weindel, who enters his first season with the Bocbats after serving as an assistant for four years at Ohio University, was especially pleased with MSU’s defensive efforts, both in digging and blocking.

“I thought Nicole Baker did a nice job anchoring the back-row and our blocking was the best it’s been in fall camp. Offensively, we need to be more efficient and consistent with our speed.”

Junior Sarah Horton sparked the Bobcat offense with 16 kills, while true-freshman Eli Svisco added 11 kills, while hitting .375 from the field in the three set match.  Senior setter Jennifer Lundquist dished out 42 assists, while adding eight digs.

Defensively, Horton and Baker recorded 11 and nine digs, respectively, while middle blockers Taylar Barney and Natalee Godfrey each chipped in four blocks.

“We still need to focus on our side of the net,” Weindel said. “For the past few practices we are making them aware of how many points are being scored against us, regardless of which side wins or loses. We’re looking for a good formula for success.”

Montana State will open its 2012 at the SIU-Edwardsville tournament in Edwardsville, Ill., August 24.

– MSU Sports Information