Volleyball tied for second in Big Sky with five-game win against North Dakota
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 23:10
The UNC volleyball team tied Idaho State for second place in the Big Sky standings after winning 3-2 against North Dakota Monday (25-17, 18-25, 25-22, 19-25, 15-10).
The University of Northern Colorado (12-3, 5-1 Big Sky) was led by senior outside hitter Kelley Arnold with 12 kills and 32 total attacks. North Dakota (7-9, 3-3) never backed down, winning sets two and four.
Monday was the 28th time the teams have faced off, and the Bears have a 27-1 all-time record against UND.
Both teams were held to a 0.00 hitting percentage in the second game and the Bears managed to defend North Dakota to hit a -0.154 in the final set of the match.
The defense was led by sophomore outside hitter Tambre Haddock who tallied 17 digs in the match and five block assits while junior libero Merideth Johnson only had seven digs.
Monday was the first of three road matches for the Bears, who play again 8 p.m.Thursday at Portland State.