The Montana Western Bulldogs used a solid offensive attack and strong defense to sweep The Master's (25-23, 25-21, 25-18) Friday morning and pick up their first win of the season.
Montana Western (1-1) hit .150 as a team totaling 35 kills. Defensively they had 55 digs and five team blocks as they swept The Master's (1-4) at the College of Idaho Fall Classic.
The Bulldogs used a seven point burst early in the first set to take a seven point lead and then held on down the stretch to take the set 25-23.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead to open the second set. The Master's tried to fight their way back, but six service errors allowed the Bulldogs to keep the Mustangs at arms length. Kaitlyn White ended the set with one of her seven kills.
White finished the match with seven kills and no errors, hitting .500 for the match and added two blocks.
Once again, the Bulldogs quickly built a big lead in the third. The Mustangs tried to rally and closed the gap to two at 16-14. But the Bulldogs outscored TMU 9-4 down the stretch to clinch the match.
Defensively, the Bulldogs had four players recorded double digit digs. Newcomers Kelsey Goddard and Jazi Smith each recorded 13 digs and Abbey Schwager and Morgan Kirch each had 10. Smith added four kills and two blocks while Schwager had her second double-double of the season with 13 assists to go with her 10 digs.
Morgan Stenger had a match-high eight kills.
The Bulldogs will face host The College of Idaho, later today at 3 p.m.
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