The Frontier Conference volleyball tournament opens Thursday at the Montana Tech HPER Complex.
No. 8 Montana Western and No. 9 Dickinson State open the tournament with a play-in match.
Host Montana Tech is the No. 5 seed, and the Orediggers will take on No. 4 MSU-Northern at 2 p.m. on the Kelvin Sampson Court.
No. 1 Lewis-Clark State will play the winner of the play-in match at noon Friday.
Other first-round matches pit No. 2 Carroll College taking on No. 7 Westminster College at 5 p.m. and No. 3 Great Falls playing No. 6 Rocky Mountain College at 7.
The semifinals start at 11 a.m. Saturday. The championship match will be at 7 p.m.
The winner of the tournament gets an automatic berth in the NAIA national tournament.
2012 Volleyball Standings
|RV||Lewis-Clark State College||11-4||.733||15-9||.625||—||8-1||5-4||2-4||Lost 1|
|Carroll College||11-5||.688||21-9||.700||0.5||10-2||3-5||8-2||Won 3|
|University of Great Falls||10-6||.625||19-11||.633||1.5||9-3||3-5||7-3||Lost 1|
|Montana Tech||8-8||.500||18-10||.643||3.5||6-2||3-6||9-2||Lost 1|
|Rocky Mountain College||8-8||.500||13-17||.433||3.5||8-1||1-9||4-7||Won 2|
|Westminster College||7-8||.467||14-12||.538||4.0||9-2||2-7||3-3||Won 1|
|Montana Western||5-11||.313||10-18||.357||6.5||6-5||1-7||3-6||Lost 4|
|Dickinson State University||0-14||.000||2-20||.091||10.5||0-6||1-10||1-4||Lost 15|