Lady Orediggers sweep season series versus Chadron State for 12th straight win

The No. 15 ranked Colorado School of Mines volleyball team beat Chadron State three sets to one and swept the season series. This was the twelfth straight win for the Lady Orediggers who improved to 19-4 on the season and 13-1 in the RMAC.

Chadron State took the first set 25-22, after jumping out to a 15-9 lead. Mines fought back to within two points at 22-24 after being down seven, but could not pull out the victory. The second set was a nail-biter throughout, with the largest lead being five points (Mines 10-5, and 18-13). Chadron fought back to tie the match up at 19 apiece and the two teams traded points until Mines pulled out the 26-24 set victory.

The third set was less hotly contested than the first two, with the Orediggers pulling out the 25-17 victory. The fourth and final set saw another close match. The Orediggers were pushed throughout by Chardon, but managed to pull out the 25-22 win. The set was tied at 20-20, but Mines took five of the last seven points to secure the set and match victory.

Alanna Winfield and Melanie Wannamaker both tallied 14 kills apiece to lead the team. Winfield recorded her kills on a .170 attack percentage with two digs and five blocks. Wannamaker recorded her kills on a .150 kill percentage and tallied four blocks. Sarah Pekarek went for 11 kills and added 13 digs and two blocks in the match. Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood recorded 46 assists in the match and 10 digs. Hannah Margheim tallied 30 digs and two assists to lead the defensive effort.

The victory was defensive led, as Mines held Chadron State to a .089 team kill percentage, while recording a .172 kill percentage of their own. The Orediggers will face Regis this Friday and Metro State on Saturday as they look to continue their 13 game winning streak.

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