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Eagles Take Loss At #23 Colorado Mines

Photo Courtesy/CSM Athletic Communications

(Brock Voth, CSC Sports Information)

The Chadron State College volleyball team dropped its fifth straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match on Tuesday night, falling to Colorado School of Mines in three sets, (13-25, 15-25, 19-25). The Eagles are now 7-13 overall, and 5-6 in the RMAC, while Mines improves to 14-5 (9-2 RMAC).

CSC had the lead one time in the first set, and that was off a Mayson Fago kill to go up 1-0. After that CSM went on a 9-4 run. CSC would cut the lead to four a couple times, but CSM would not let CSC get any closer thanks in part to kills by CSM’s Megan Neil. CSC would not get close again throughout the set, by only scraping 13 points compared the Orediggers 25. CSM got the set point off a service ace from Mines’ Megnan Veronique.

The second set started off slow for the Eagles. They found themselves down 2-5 early but a kill from Allie Ferguson and an attack error from Mines’ Megnan Veronique got them within one point.

Tied at 10-10, a kill from Drew Stokes got the Orediggers back on track, as they would go on a 10-4 run to separate themselves from the Eagles. CSM put the set in their hands off an attack error from the Eagles.

The third set started off with multiple ties and three lead changes.

The set was tied at 10-10 when CSM started to pull away. The Orediggers went on a 7-2 run to set them up for a match win. The Eagles were able to rally a little bit, but only scrapped three points before CSM added three themselves and won the set off a serving ace.

Mayson Fago and Amber Harvey led the Eagles in total kills with seven and five respectively, with the Eagles only totaling 23 kills on the night. The Eagles struggled to attack as they hit .105 on the night with Kiley West hitting .500, and Fago hitting .294. Harvey hit .273 on the night.

Defensively, Fago and Adams led the Eagles with three total blocks, in addition to Harvey and Fujiyama adding two each to help to their total. The Eagles had a total of 11 blocks, and 17 digs on the night.

Kiera Alfred led the Eagles with five digs, and Rylee Greiman had 4 herself.

The Eagles will be looking to bounce back as they host Regis on Sunday October 16th, at the Chicoine Center. This will be the Alumni Match.

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