Orediggers earn bye in Frontier tournament

Orediggers earn bye in Frontier tournament

Montana Tech will have a bye into the semifinals of the Frontier Conference volleyball tournament.

The No. 17 Orediggers will play the highest seed remaining from the first round at 7 p.m. Friday at the Carroll College P.E. Center in Helena.

At 7-3 in conference and 21-8 overall, the Orediggers are the No. 2 seed in the tournament. No. 8 University of Providence (10-0, 23-2) is No. 1 after winning the regular-season title.

Providence is also the defending Frontier Conference tournament champion. The winner will receive the conference’s automatic bid into the 42nd NAIA Women’s National Championship.

The schedule follows.

11 a.m. — No. 4 MSU-Northern (4-6, 15-12) vs No. 5 Rocky Mountain College (3-7, 10-18)
1 p.m. — No. 3 Carroll College (5-5, 10-13) vs No. 6 Montana Western (1-9, 8-14)
5 p.m. — Semifinals: No. 1 University of Providence (10-0, 23-2) vs Lowest Remaining Seed
7 p.m. — Semifinals: No. 2 Montana Tech (7-3, 21-8) vs Highest Remaining Seed
7 p.m. — Championship

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