The 18th-ranked Lady Orediggers volleyball team took to the court twice this weekend to defend their place atop the RMAC volleyball standings, and came away with two decisive victories.
The No. 18 Colorado School of Mines volleyball team started their three game road trip at CSU-Pueblo on October 10 and at Adams State in Alamosa on October 11, winning both matches.
Mines beat CSUP in straight sets, 3-0. Mines jumped out to an early lead in the first set, and eventually held a 10 point advantage at 17-7. CSU-Pueblo would fight back to within three at 24-21, but Mines scored the set point on a service error by CSUP to take the first set 25-21.
The No. 19 Colorado School of Mines volleyball team (9-4) needed just an hour and five minutes to dispose of Johnson & Wales (8-13) Tuesday night. Winning all three sets by a combined score of 75-36, Mines dominated play, only trailing once during three sets.
Saturday night saw the Mines volleyball team travel down to Colorado Springs to take on a University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions squad intent on upsetting the 19th ranked Lady Orediggers. That dream for UCCS almost turned into a reality, as Mines needed all five sets and a late rally to emerge victorious.
The nineteenth ranked Colorado School of Mines volleyball team started off their conference schedule with a strong showing against Colorado Christian University. Winning in 3-0 in straight set of 25-16, 25-14, and 25-20 to improve to 6-3 on the season and 1-0in the RMAC.
Despite last weekend’s rough opening tournament in Minnesota, dropping the Lady Orediggers to No. 19 in the country, the Orediggers rebounded strong on their home court to win four straight on the weekend. After sweeping their first two matches against Western Oregon and Texas Woman’s University on Friday, Mines certainly kept their momentum going on Saturday.
With four games on the docket between Friday and Saturday, the nineteenth ranked Colorado School of Mines’ Volleyball team looked to put their rough first weekend of games behind them. With contests against Western Oregon University and Texas Woman’s on Friday, the Orediggers were looking to gain momentum going into Saturday’s showdown with No. 22 Central Washington. Winning both matches by a score of three sets to zero, the ladies from Mines did so in convincing and record breaking style.