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College Volleyball - Yellow Jackets fall in three on Senior Night; Eagles Fend Off Hardrockers


BHSU and SD School of Mines Releases - October 27, 2018

SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University volleyball team fell, 3-0, on senior night to MSU Denver, on Friday night. The Roadrunners defeated the Green and Gold by scores of 25-18, 25-11, and 25-19.

In the first set, MSU Denver attacked early to get an 8-2 lead over the Yellow Jackets. An attack error and kill from Sierra Stugelmeyer cut down the Roadrunners lead. MSU Denver responded, going on a 6-0 run to lead, 18-4. Momentum started to shift, as back-to-back kills from Jadie DeLange and Ellise Lech started an 8-1 run for the Green and Gold. Another successful run for the Yellow Jackets put the Roadrunners ahead by five. MSU Denver eventually went on to take the set, 25-18, to take a lead in the match.

The second set was a back-and-forth affair as the score was knotted up, 5-5, until the Roadrunners took the lead. A couple service errors by MSU Denver helped bring the score within four points. The Roadrunners answered with a 7-0 run, advancing their lead. Kills from both Stugelmeyer and Carisa Becerra bridged the gap of MSU Denver's lead. Unable to string a successful run, the Yellow Jackets would ultimately fall in the second set for the Roadrunners to lead, 2-0, in the match.

MSU Denver jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the third set, until a kill by Carisa Becerra broke the Roadrunners run. The Yellow Jackets went on a 6-0 run as MSU Denver held a 15-10 lead., Back-and-forth action kept the Green and Gold within five points, but they would come up short as the Roadrunners took the set, and the match, 3-0.

Ellise Lech and Jadie DeLange led the Green and Gold with seven kills each in the match. Laurel Lech recorded a double-double with 15 assists and 11 digs.

The Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Oct. 27, to take on the Chadron State Eagles. Game time is slated at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Elsewhere,

The South Dakota School of Mines women's volleyball team and the Chadron State Eagles squared off Friday night in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference mathup at the King Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.

It was a pretty intense battle, with SD Mines getting the upper hand in the first set, only to see the Eagles claw their way back in and came out on top, winning in a 3-1 tilt.
Chadron State defeated the Lady Hardrockers, 20-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-18. SD Mines finished with 41 kills on 203 attacks, tacked on 39 assists, 111 digs and a season high 13 total blocks. The Eagles finished with 60 kills on 211 attacks, 57 assists, 128 digs and one block.

SD Mines was led by senior Anna Breidt with 14 kills on 43 attacks for a .233 hitting percentage and had seven assisted blocks and one solo. Freshman Dana Thomson added 14 kills on 76 attacks and came up with 22 digs.

Freshman Shyann Bastian contributed with 17 assists while junior Allie Boggs notched 16. Sophomore Tana Dahlberg led the Hardrockers with 39 digs.



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