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Young Skylights make strides in Frontier openers


September 17, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Emily Gutierrez tips a ball during Saturday's Frontier Conference match against Montana Tech at the Armory Gymnasium. The Skylights fell to the Orediggers, as well as Lewis-Clark State Friday night.

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights have played plenty of top NAIA teams during the non-conference portion of their 2018 volleyball schedule. But Frontier Conference play brings a whole other level of intensity, and the young Skylights found that out this weekend.

Northern opened Frontier play with a pair of home matches, and neither were easy, as the Skylights fell in three games to Lewis-Clark State Friday night, and in three straight to nationally ranked Montana Tech Saturday night.

"We're playing a lot of freshmen right now," Northern head coach Rose Obunaga said. "And we'...

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