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Skylights start fresh with playoff game at Western


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Sydney Hovde, left, goes around a Montana Western defender during a Frontier Conference women's game back in December in the Armory Gymnasium. The Skylights play the nationally ranked Bulldogs for a fourth time this season when they travel to Dillon for a first-round playoff game tonight. The winner advances to the Frontier semifinals Saturday.

The last two months have been rough on the Montana State University-Northern Skylights. Once upon a time, Northern was 4-0 in the Frontier Conference and ranked No. 11 in the NAIA. But a series of devastating injuries ended up derailing Northern's bright season.

"We've been though some tough circumstances this season," Northern head coach Chris Mouat said. "And we make no excuses, but at the same time, that's reality. We've had some of our top players be out for long periods of time, so that's been tough. But that's also why I'm so proud of this group. They've never hung their heads, they'...

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