Eagles Drop Last Season Match Against Hardrockers

Photo Courtesy: Zachary Carlson. CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College volleyball team (4-10 overall, 3-10 RMAC) lost their final match of the regular season on the road on Friday against the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers (5-9 overall, 5-7 RMAC). The match went to five sets, and the Eagles fell 25-19, 24-26, 25-22, 22-25, 4-15.

Mines’ Shyann Bastian recorded a rare triple-double, leading her team with 16 kills and 23 assists, and adding 20 digs with one block assist in the win.

Before going to extra points in the second set, the Eagles repeatedly came back from behind, never allowing their opponent to get more than a four-point lead.

After keeping the match neck-and-neck all night, the Hardrockers substantially pulled away from the Eagles in the fifth set to secure the victory. Mines started the fifth set 9-1.

For the Eagles, Rhiannon Nez was the only player earning double-digit kills on offense, with 10. She was followed closely behind by Chandler Hageman and Olivia Moten-Schell with eight each. Lexi Hurtado and Amelia Berg each had six kills.

The duo of Hageman and Moten-Schell had nine total blocks between them while Hurtado snuck in six block assists.

With the loss, CSC is near the bottom of the RMAC standings, with a performance indicator formula to determine which teams qualify for the league’s postseason.