(Brock Voth, CSC Sports Information)
The Chadron State volleyball team dropped a non-conference match on Tuesday night against Texas A&M University-Kingsville in three sets, (23-25, 15-25, 18-25). The Eagles drop to 5-8 on the year and their overall win streak of three comes to a close.
“We came out flat and weren’t able to get into any rhythm,” said CSC Head Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler. “We need to come into each match with intensity and we just didn’t have that tonight.”
The Eagles struggled offensively hitting .108 while Mayson Fago, and Bella Adams led the Eagles with 6 kills each.
The Eagles also struggled on the defensive end as well with only four blocks, led by Ayiana Fujiyama with three assists and one solo stop.
The first set was the closest the Eagles got to stealing a set from the Javelinas. They faced an early deficit trailing 6-3 but went on a 7-2 run, sparked by a kill from Adams, to take the lead back. CSC and TAMUK went back and forth through the rest of the set, knotting the score at 23-23, before TAMUK took the next two points to take a 1-0 lead.
The second set was back and forth also, with neither team giving ground, until TAMUK went on a 10-1 run led by Madelyn Wallace, to go up 22-13 on the Eagles. The Eagles were able to scrape out two more points before the Javelinas closed it out at 25-15.
The third set again began with a see-saw between the teams. Down 10-9, the Eagles won three consecutive points to go up by two, before TAMUK countered with the next four, and never trailed again in the match.
The Eagles will be back in the Chicoine Center to play Fort Lewis on Friday, September 23, and Western Colorado on September 24. CSC volleyball is dedicating Friday’s match as Mental Health Awareness Night, and will be honoring campus counselors.