The Chadron State College volleyball team suffered losses to two tough opponents in West Texas A&M and Nebraska-Kearney on Friday. The Eagles fell 0-3 in both matches.
Chadron State’s errors proved to be too much to overcome as West Texas A&M won the first match of the tournament, leading every major statistical category. They had 42 kills and a hit percentage of .284 compared to the Eagles’ 19 and negative percentage.
During the first set, the Eagles managed to climb back from a 17-6 deficit to make it 17-16 before the Buffaloes closed out the set 25-16. Chadron’s only lead of the match was when they recorded the first point of the second set.
The Eagles took on host school Nebraska-Kearney in the evening. Though CSC lowered its errors from the previous match, the Lopers’ offensive and defensive attack proved to be too much to handle.
The second set was where the Eagles played best Friday night. The team led 8-6 and kept the score close for most of the set. The Lopers managed to come back and close the set 25-17.
“We played some tough teams today,” said CSC Head Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler, “and we struggled to perform and compete at a high level.”
There were some bright spots in today’s matches. Junior transfer setter Devyn Volz led the Eagles in assists in both matches with a total of 17 on the day. Olivia Moten-Schell led the team in kills with six against West Texas A&M and five against Nebraska-Kearney.
The Eagles will be looking to bounce back tomorrow afternoon when they face Southern Nazarene. The Crimson Storm also lost 0-3 in their matches today against West Texas A&M and Nebraska-Kearney. The match is scheduled to start at 1 P.M. MT.