Eagles Split Matches In Spearfish

Photo Courtesy: Zachary Carlson, CSC Sports Information

In the morning match, which counted toward the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings, Sophomore Rylee Greiman double-doubled as the Eagles won an extended fifth set, 19-17.

Later the two teams played a non-conference match, due to a last-minute withdrawal by the University of Mary from the day’s competition. In that one, CSC rallied twice to even the match score, but lost to its rivals from the north for just the second time in the last eight tries in a 15-11 final set.

“We battled well as a team in the first match against BHSU today,” said CSC Head Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler. “We had some really great moments, and we made some big plays. Overall, throughout the day we were inconsistent in areas, which led to inconsistency as a team. Our girls did a good job with the adjustments that we made and I’m proud of their effort.”

Greiman recorded 13 kills and an equal number of digs in the Eagles’ win.

Absent leading scorer Olivia Moten-Schell, who averages 2.57 kills per set this season, fellow true freshman Rhiannon Nez had 10 kills, hitting at a match-best .350 clip, to go with a team-high five total blocks. Three of Nez’s kills and one block assist came in the decisive fifth set.

CSC senior Karli Noble led her team with 24 digs in the afternoon match, and Nez added seven more total blocks, but the decision mainly came down to offensive efficiency. The team which recorded the better hitting percentage won each set, and CSC committed 32 hitting errors, its most so far this season, and hit at an 0.54 clip for its least accurate showing this season.

The Eagles had their season’s best defensive performance at the net Saturday afternoon, led by Nez. Senior Chandler Hageman and junior Amelia Berg each posted three total blocks and added a combined 15 kills for 23.5 total points.

BHSU’s leading scorer Kindra Cerrone put up a team-high 16 kills and added 19 digs, which was the Yellow Jackets’ second-best total.

Libero Haedyn Rhoades led her team with 35 digs, for an average of seven per set.

Chadron State picks up its first win in RMAC play, going to 1-1 in the league standings. The Eagles are 2-2 overall after a 3-0 sweep of South Dakota Mines in a non-conference match.

UCCS is now 3-2 overall, and 2-2 in the RMAC standings.

CSC is due to host Western Colorado, now 1-3 (1-2 RMAC) on Saturday for a doubleheader. Only the first contest will be considered for conference standing.

Photo Courtesy: Zachary Carlson, CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College volleyball team was in Spearfish, South Dakota on Saturday, where it split a pair of five-set matches against Black Hills State University.

In the morning match, which counted toward the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings, Sophomore Rylee Greiman double-doubled as the Eagles won an extended fifth set, 19-17.

Later the two teams played a non-conference match, due to a last-minute withdrawal by the University of Mary from the day’s competition. In that one, CSC rallied twice to even the match score, but lost to its rivals from the north for just the second time in the last eight tries in a 15-11 final set.

“We battled well as a team in the first match against BHSU today,” said CSC Head Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler. “We had some really great moments, and we made some big plays. Overall, throughout the day we were inconsistent in areas, which led to inconsistency as a team. Our girls did a good job with the adjustments that we made and I’m proud of their effort.”

Greiman recorded 13 kills and an equal number of digs in the Eagles’ win.

Absent leading scorer Olivia Moten-Schell, who averages 2.57 kills per set this season, fellow true freshman Rhiannon Nez had 10 kills, hitting at a match-best .350 clip, to go with a team-high five total blocks. Three of Nez’s kills and one block assist came in the decisive fifth set.

CSC senior Karli Noble led her team with 24 digs in the afternoon match, and Nez added seven more total blocks, but the decision mainly came down to offensive efficiency. The team which recorded the better hitting percentage won each set, and CSC committed 32 hitting errors, its most so far this season, and hit at an 0.54 clip for its least accurate showing this season.

The Eagles had their season’s best defensive performance at the net Saturday afternoon, led by Nez. Senior Chandler Hageman and junior Amelia Berg each posted three total blocks and added a combined 15 kills for 23.5 total points.

BHSU’s leading scorer Kindra Cerrone put up a team-high 16 kills and added 19 digs, which was the Yellow Jackets’ second-best total.

Libero Haedyn Rhoades led her team with 35 digs, for an average of seven per set.

Chadron State picks up its first win in RMAC play, going to 1-1 in the league standings. The Eagles are 2-2 overall after a 3-0 sweep of South Dakota Mines in a non-conference match.

UCCS is now 3-2 overall, and 2-2 in the RMAC standings.

CSC is due to host Western Colorado, now 1-3 (1-2 RMAC) on Saturday for a doubleheader. Only the first contest will be considered for conference standing.

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