Volleyball – #12 CSM 3, UCCS 0 – Junior Melanie Wannamaker led all players with 14 kills, and Sarah Pekarek added 14 digs as the No. 12 Orediggers cruised past UCCS in the regular season finale. Mines improved to 17-2 in RMAC play, good enough to earn their first conference title in school history. Mines has now won seven straight and looks to extend that streak as they host the quarterfinal round of the RMAC Tournament.
Women’s Basketball – CSM 80, #22 Alaska Anchorage 74 – Mines’ Angie Charchalis led all scorers with 31, Allie Grazulis finished with a career best 20, and Danielle Skinner added 12 as the Orediggers handed Alaska Anchorage their first home defeat in nearly a full year. Charchalis led the Orediggers with rebounds as well with nine in Mines’ first game of the season.
Men’s Soccer – #13 UIW 4, #19 CSM 2 – Twice Mines rallied from one-goal deficits to tie the game, but it was not enough as Incarnate Word defeated the No. 19 Orediggers 4-2 in the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. Junior Tesho Akindele and Senior Zach Page-Belknap each tallied first half goals for Mines while Manville Strand made eight saves in the loss.
Women’s Soccer – #15 CSM 3, #4 Dallas Baptist 0 – The Lady Orediggers’ defense dominated, holding the fifth highest-scoring offense in the nation without a goal in the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. Mines broke the scoreless tie late in the first half on an Anna Evans 20-yard shot for the game winner. Evans added a second in the 54th and Bree Archuleta added the insurance goal in the 55th. True freshman Jalyn Yates made seven saves, earning her 10th shutout of the year and Mines fifth consecutive shutout. Mines continues on to the Round of 16 Friday, November 16.
Football – #21 CSC 20, CSM 14 – In the final game of the season, the Orediggers could not recover from a 20-0 deficit, falling to No. 21 Chadron State. An Oredigger rushing attack that netted just 27 yards the week before saw sophomore Tevin Champagne rush for a career-high 118 yards on the ground and another 21 through the air in the loss. Punter Taylor Accardi had three punts for 121 yards, finishing his career with 51.1 yards per punt, breaking the previous NCAA Division II record of 49.1, set in 1965.
Men’s Basketball – #13 CSM 87, Minot 83 2OT – With senior Brett Green sidelined with an injury, sophomore Brian Muller led all scorers with a career-high 28 points and Trevor Wages added 15 rebounds for the Orediggers in their double overtime victory to open the 2012-2013 season. Wages added 15 points while Luke Meisch, Nico Mucci and Trey Winbush each added 12 points. Of the eight players that entered the game for Mines, five reached double figures as the Orediggers rallied from a five point halftime deficit to earn their first win of the year.
Women’s Basketball – CSM 87, Alas. Fairbanks 73 – Juniors Allie Grazulis and Courtney Gallo combined for 40 points as Mines’ offense exploded for the second night in a row, earning the Orediggers a two-game sweep on their Alaskan road trip. Danielle Skinner added 11 points while Taylor Helbig had eight and Angie Charchalis and Sam Rusk each added seven.
Wrestling – CMU Open – Freshmen John Crowley (157) and Paul Wilson (197) each earned first place finishes at the CMU Open in Grand Junction. Redshirt freshman Justin Frazer finished second in 165 while senior Ryan Swanson (184) and freshman Luis Gurule (125) each fell in their third place matches.