Saints open national VB tourney at home

Carroll College will play Jamestown (N.D.) in the first round of the NAIA national volleyball tournament.

The Saints will take on the Jimmies at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll College P.E. Center.

Carroll qualified for the tournament with a five-game win over MSU-Northern in the championship game of the Frontier Conference tournament Saturday at the Montana Tech HPER Complex.

The Saints, coached by Butte native Moe (Tutty) Boyle, are the only Frontier Conference team in the national tournament. Carroll never hosted a national tournament match before.

First-round pairings:
Match 1: Bryan (Tenn.) at Indiana East
Match 2: Xavier (La.) at Georgetown (Ky.)
Match 3: Menlo (Calif.) at College of Idaho
Match 4: Saint Xavier (Ill.) at Madonna (Mich.)
Match 5: St. Francis (Ill.) at Doane (Neb.)
Match 6: Spring Hill (Ala.) at Missouri Baptist
Match 7: St. Thomas-Houston (Texas) at MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Match 8: Grand View (Iowa) at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Match 9: Cal State San Marcos at Vanguard (Calif.)
Match 10: Davenport (Mich.) at Viterbo (Wis.)
Match 11: Ottawa (Kan.) at Bellevue (Neb.)
Match 12: Jamestown (N.D.) at Carroll (Mont.)