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BHSU falls to Mesa
photo courtesy of Adam Munoz, BHSU Media Relations
BHSU falls to Mesa

BHSU and School of Mines volleyball drop Saturday matches


Sports Staff - October 7, 2018

SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Yellow Jackets finished up the home stand weekend with a 3-0 loss to Colorado Mesa on Saturday night. The Mavericks won by scores of 25-11, 25-16, and 25-16.

In the first set, Colorado Mesa attacked early with a 4-0 run to lead the Yellow Jackets, 9-2. A kill from both Sierra Stugelmeyer and Carisa Becerra helped cut the Mavericks lead. Mesa then used a 6-2 run to push the score to 19-7 in favor of the Mavericks. Unable to bridge the gap, the Yellow Jackets fell in the initial set, 25-11.

With back-and-forth action in the second set, the Yellow Jackets started to find momentum, trailing the Mavericks by one. A kill from Makayla Bell tied up the set, 11-11. Colorado Mesa used an 8-2 run to take the second set, 25-15, to lead the Green and Gold, 2-0, in the match.

A service ace by Jessy Hibl tied up the match, 8-8, before the Mavericks went on 5-0 run to take back the lead. Laurel Lech broke the run with a kill of her own to cut Mesa's lead. Back-to-back blocks from Laurel Lech and Bell shifted the momentum with a 17-11 score, in favor of the Mavericks. Colorado Mesa went on to take the set and the match, 3-0.

Black Hills State will travel to southern Colorado on Oct. 12 and 13 to take on Fort Lewis and Adams Sate. First serve is set at 7 p.m. on Friday in Durango, Colo., and 5 p.m. on Saturday in Alamosa, Colo.

Meanwhile,

The South Dakota School of Mines women's volleyball team played host to the Western State Colorado Lady Mountaineers Saturday afternoon during an Rocky Mountain Athletic conference match at the King Center in Rapid City.

The Lady Hardrockers started out a bit sluggish, but came back strong through the middle part of the match. The Mountaineers took advantage of SD Mines' slow start and stole the match, 3-1. Western State defeated the Hardrockers, 25-15, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20.

The Hardrockers closed out the competition with 43 kills on 186 attacks for a .102 hitting percentage, collected 40 assists, had three service aces, came up with 107 digs and finished with eight total blocks.

Western State had 46 kills on 188 attacks for a .106 hitting percentage to go along with seven aces, 107 digs and seven total blocks.



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