BILLINGS — Playing its first match in nearly two weeks, the Rocky Mountain College volleyball team opened Frontier Conference play Thursday night with a 3-0 sweep of Montana State Northern at the Fortin Center.

Rocky (9-4, 1-0 Frontier) clicked on both sides of the net in the 25-10, 25-12, 25-16 victory. The Battlin’ Bears recorded 41 kills and hit .272 in the match while holding MSU Northern (6-9, 0-1 Frontier) to 22 kills and .055 hitting.

Olivia L’Ami led the offensive attack with 13 kills and .321 hitting. Daniella Russell added 10 kills and Hailey Copinga had seven in the win.

Natalie Hilderman set the offense with 38 assists. Rocky had at least 12 kills in every set, including 17 on .424 hitting in the second.

Copinga led three players in double figures in digs with 15.

The Bears will be back on the Fortin Center court on Friday night when they step out of conference to host Alaska Anchorage at 7 p.m.

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