After dropping their first set to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), the Colorado School of Mines Volleyball team roared back, taking the next three sets and winning the game, Tuesday, September 16, at Lockridge Arena in Golden. Following the win, Mines improved to 9-4 (3-1 RMAC).
The Orediggers got off to a shaky start, as they allowed SDSMT to hit .527 in the opening set. Despite this staggering percentage, Mines managed to keep the set close and only lost by three points, 22-25. This would be SDSMT’s most competitive set, as Mines took the next three 25-14, 25-15, and 25-13.
Melanie Wannamaker was among Mines’ offensive stars, tying a career high with 20 kills. Wannamaker also recorded three blocks and three digs during the game. RMAC Offensive Player of the Week Jackie Stabell contributed 13 kills in the victory, with five blocks and eight digs on defense. Holly Hutchison recorded six kills and eight blocks, while Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood set a new career best with 48 assists and 10 digs, along with three kills. Hannah Margheim posted 15 digs and Corrine Din had 13 in the contest.