October 13, 2009
SHOWDOWN: Volleyball welcomes in Portland St., Eastern Washington
- There’s been hype around this weekend’s matches since the beginning of the season, and all three teams involved have kept up their end of the bargain. The Bears, Vikings and Eagles are all 5-1 in the Big Sky and tied for first.
- NC’s history with Portland State is decidedly bent in the Vikings’ favor. The Bears are 3-12 all-time against PSU and just 1-6 in seven Big Sky meetings. That lone victory came last year in Greeley, though. Can they make it two in row?
- The Bears were pushed to five games before downing winless Montana State last Friday and then allowed Montana to hit a season-high .302 against them in a Saturday-night loss. NC knows a better effort will be required this weekend.
- Northern Colorado will face PSU and EWU in its final two regular-season matches this year, so getting a leg up and taking them each down at home first would be huge. A 2-0 record against them would have the Bears in the driver’s seat.