Lady Orediggers dominate Johnson & Wales

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.

The first set saw Mines grab an early 3-0 lead and the closest Johnson & Wales got was 5-7 early in the first set. From that point on Mines only lost four of the last 21 points. At one point, the Lady Orediggers took eight straight points leading a set score of 25-9.

The second saw Johnson & Wales take the early 2-0 lead, but Mines scored six straight to take the lead at 2-6 and never looked back. The Orediggers had another run of six straight points later on in the match and coasted to the 25-12 victory for a two sets to none lead in the match.

The third and final set was very much the same as the two before it. Mines took the early 3-0 point lead and even though JWU got to within two points at 7-9, Mines was never in trouble of losing and took the set 25-15 for the set victory, their sixth straight match victory of the year.

It was another stellar performance by the Lady Orediggers, who recorded a .404 team kill percentage and had 48 total digs, 47 total assists, and 10 blocks. Melanie Wannamaker lead the team with 14 kills on just 19 attempts for a .684 attack percentage, and added five blocks and two aces. Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood, coming off her second RMAC Setter of the Week award, chipped in with 44 assists, two blocks, two kills, and two aces. Alanna Winfield added 13 kills on a .333 kill percentage, and Hannah Margheim led the team with 17 digs. Both Sarah Pekarek and Megan Peterson had seven kills apiece, and Cassie Vick added seven digs of her own.

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