During their road trip to Nebraska this weekend, the Lady Orediggers split their two matches to bring their regular season record to 18-9 overall and 12-6 in the RMAC.
In the first match of the weekend, Mines quickly took down Chadron State, winning the match in three consecutive sets.
The Lady Orediggers struggled in the first game, winning 25-22. There were six ties and four lead changes throughout the game. Even though Mines had 18 kills, 5 errors, and a .342 hitting percentage, Chadron was able to muster 13 kills, 4 errors, and a .237 hitting percentage. The set was kept competitive right to the end when Mines was able to pull out the win.
In the second game, Mines cruised to win 25-15. Due to Chadron earning a miserable .050 hitting percentage, Mines was able to easily take the game. Mines had a .270 hitting percentage with 16 kills.
The Orediggers took the match by winning the third game 25-17. Holly Hutchinson led the Orediggers in kills with 16 and added 6 blocks of her own. Sam Johnson had 11 kills on the night, and Amanda Massey finished with 43 assists.
On Saturday Mines faced conference-leading Nebraska Kearney. Mines lost in a tough match in which Kearney was looking for revenge. The Lopers only loss of the season came at the hands of the Orediggers at Lockridge Arena. When Mines visited Kearney on Saturday, the Lopers wanted to settle the score.
And even though the lady Orediggers fought hard, they ended up falling in three sets.
The game at Nebraska-Kearney concluded the regular season for the Orediggers. On Tuesday, Mines will play at Metro State in the RMAC Tournament Quarterfinal game. Mines has split the season series with the roadrunners, with each match going to the full five games.