Saturday afternoon saw the Lady Orediggers volleyball team travel to South Dakota to take on Black Hills State and come away victorious, 3-0.
In a highly contested first game of the match, Mines prevailed 25-23, but not without a fight. At several points during the game, CSM found themselves down, including 13-17 late in the game. However, down 22-23, they were able to rattle off three straight points to win the game 25-23.
Game number two was still close, but did not come quite as down to the wire, as the Orediggers jumped out to a 17-12 lead and never looked back. A late run by BHSU got it as close as 22-19, but they could not completely stop the Orediggers from winning the game 25-21 and taking a 2-0 lead in the match.
The third and final game went similarly, as BHSU kept the game close at first (including a 12-12 tie at one point). But, as they have done several times before, the Orediggers pulled away in the latter half of the game, going on to win 25-21 and take the match 3-0.
Melanie Wannamaker led CSM offensively with 20 kills, and Sarah Pekarek contributed 13 more. Pekarek also recorded 15 digs defensively to go with 13 more from Hannah Margheim. Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood recorded a remarkable 44 assists as well.
Saturday’s win improved the Lady Orediggers’ current winning streak up to 13 matches in a row, by far their longest such streak of the season. They will look to keep that streak going strong on Friday, November 8th here in Golden against Regis. That game kicks off at 7PM in Lockridge Arena.