Brock Voth CSC Sports Information
The Chadron State volleyball team lost on the road against CSU-Pueblo in three sets (12-25, 23-25, 10-25) on Saturday night. The loss by the Eagles puts their record at 7-16 overall, and 5-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The first set opened with CSU-Pueblo jumping out to a 6-1 lead before CSC was able to get a second point and the ThunderWolves didn’t go down by less than five after that.
The Eagles got the margin down to a five-point difference on a pair of attack errors by the Thunderwolves, but never captured the momentum. The Thunderwolves were able close out the set off a kill from Bailey Combs.
The second set was much better for the Eagles as they got a kill from Rylee Greiman to go up 5-4, which concluded a 3-0 run early in the set. The Thunderwolves were able to regain the lead from another Combs kill. CSC kept it close as both teams traded blows.
The Eagles were able to regain the lead at 10-9, but a 6-0 run flipped the lead back to the Thunderwolves and the Eagles were not able to go back on top. CSC drew within two from another Greiman kill at 19-17, but the Thunderwolves closed the set off a Payton Van Veen kill.
CSC was not able to get a point in the third set until the Thunderwolves had eight of their own. CSU-Pueblo went on a 7-1 run before CSC was able to get a rally going. A 5-2 run from the Eagles got the momentum until the Thunderwolves scored five consecutive points, led by Hannah Delor. The Eagles were able to scrape together three more points before CSU-Pueblo was able to close out the match.
The Eagles hit .169, led by Greiman who hit .250 on the night. Mayson Fago helped with a hitting percentage of .211, while Aiyana Fujiyama hit .286 on the night. Greiman also led the team in total kills with nine. Fago had five of her own, while Hurtado added three. The team had a total of 21 kills.
The Eagles defense at the net also dipped at three team blocks on the night, and 33 digs. Abby Schaefer led the team with 10 digs, while Hurtado and Greiman added seven each.
The Eagles will be on the road again next weekend as they travel to take on Colorado Mesa on October 28th, and Westminster on October 29th.