New Mexico's block really affected our attack in the third game.

That was a real fine effort defensively. We almost doubled their digs. We played a great match.

There's no doubt travel in the Big Sky Conference is challenging. Typically we've had these two road weekends (Montana plays at Montana State the following weekend) at the back end of the schedule, so hopefully we'll be a little bit fresher this year.

I was proud of the way we played not only tonight, but for the entire tournament. But give New Mexico credit. They played an excellent match.

I think (playing Carroll) is a good thing for our state. I'm pleased that they are coming to town and that we're able to compete against them. I think it's a good highlight for a lot of in-state players. I'm looking forward to a fun match on Tuesday.