Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Montana State Defeats Rice in Five Games
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 08, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Montana State held on to defeat Rice in five games (30-28, 30-21, 17-30, 26-30, 15-10) in the second match of the Four Points Sheraton Wildcat Classic at McKale Center this afternoon.

Montana State was out-hit .155 to .144 and out-blocked 10-8, but tallied more digs than the Owls.

The Bobcats were led by Laura Viren and Raelene Purnell with 14 kills apiece. Patti Anderson also tallied a match-high 25 digs.

Rice was led by Tessa Kuykendall with 19 kills and setter Rachel Lopez weith 48 assists. Five players notched 10 or more digs.