Digger Volleyball #18 In NAIA Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the fourth NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll today. The Montana Tech Orediggers moved up one spot to No. 18 in the latest national poll.

The Orediggers (17-6, Frontier 5-0) won four straight matches since the last poll extending their win streak to seven. Tech finished the first half of the conference slate undefeated. In the five matches against conference opponents, the Orediggers lost only three sets and won by sweep in three of the matches.

The Orediggers are the only Frontier Conference school in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25.

Eastern Oregon (19-2) holds the top spot in the poll followed by Jamestown (N.D.) (19-2).

The Tech volleyball team is traveling to Wisconsin this weekend for a non conference tournament hosted by Viterbo University in La Crosse. The Orediggers face No. 23 Columbia College (Mo.) on Friday for their first of three matches. The University of Saint Francis (Ind.) match is also on Friday. The Orediggers finish with the University of St. Francis (Ill.) on Saturday.