The Montana Tech Volleyball team was in Bellevue, Washington over the weekend and oh, what a weekend they had.  The Orediggers won all three of their matches and all three Erck Hotel/Frontier Conference Player of the Week awards go to a 'Digger.  The following is a release from the Montana Tech Athletic Department:

BUTTE, Mont. – The Montana Tech Volleyball Team earned all three Erck Hotel/Frontier Conference Player of the Week Awards. Maureen Jessop, Olivia LaBeau, and Ryhs Layton are the players of the week.  The Orediggers won all three matches in Bellevue this weekend including a 3-1 victory over host No. 19 Bellevue.

Jessop, an outside hitter from Corvallis, is the conference attacker of the week. She finished the weekend with a 4.18 kills per set average while hitting .330 on the weekend. She tallied 19 kills in wins over Bellevue and Dakota State, including a .400 hitting percentage against Dakota State.

Layton, a freshman from Eagle, Idaho, averaged 7.64 assists per set during the three matches, with 31 against Bellevue and 35 against Dakota State. She also averaged 1.45 digs per set and had four service aces.

LaBeau is the defender of the week. The Billings native had 19 blocks in the three matches averaging 1.73 blocks per set. She had six blocks in the first two matches and then posted seven in the weekend finale. Labeau added 2.91 kills per set on .415 hitting.

The Orediggers host Providence this Friday. The match starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets to Friday's match will be available at the Montana Tech HPER complex on the date of the game and the doors will open at 6pm.

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