CSC VB Swept In Season Finale At BHSU

Photo by Quest Savery/CSC Sports Information

By Zach Carattini, CSC Sports Information Box Score

The Chadron State College volleyball team finished the 2021 season 5-20 overall and 3-15 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after being swept 25-16, 25-13, and 25-18 by Black Hills State (8-18, 5-13 RMAC) Saturday night in Spearfish, SD. 

The Eagles struggled with hitting and errors, committing 20 miscues while having a hitting percentage of just .072 while Black Hills State hit .292.

In the first set, CSC landed 11 kills with 6 errors on 38 total attempts for a match-best .132 hitting percentage. Amber Harvey scored 3 kills in the set while Rylee GreimanAmelia Berg, and Aiyana Fujiyama each had two. 

Set two was close early and was tied at 11-11 before the Yellow Jackets finished on a 14-2 run the ended with kills by Mariah Robinson, Jessica Crane, and Madison Hoopman – daughter of CSC Hall of Fame wrestler Justin Hoopman.

The Eagles kept it competitive throughout the final set. Greiman had 3 kills and Berg and Fujiyama each put up a block assist, but their efforts unfortunately went for naught as Black Hills State’s offense unleashed 15 kills out of 35 total attempts to win the set. 

“We saw some great moments out of this team this year, but our inconsistency set to set match to match created our inability to win matches,” said Head Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler. “We are losing some good players that have been assets to this program and hopefully we can grow and learn from this season and come back stronger.” 

The Eagles finish tied for last place in the 15-team RMAC with the Westminster Griffins (5-23, 3-15 RMAC). Taking the regular season conference crown was 24-2 MSU-Denver, who went undefeated in league play and will host the 8-team RMAC tournament November 16th, 19th, and 20th.  

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