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.
The 11th ranked Oredigger volleyball team kicked off their 2013 season in Minnesota with a tough tournament at Concordia University in St. Paul this weekend and returned to Golden with a 1-3 record.
This year, Sydney Liming and John Howard worked together to create a collegiate club volleyball league for Colorado and Wyoming. There has never been such a league within either state. Over the last few years, the team had participated in adult women’s leagues. There are 16 teams from CSM, CSU, CU, DU, CMU, UCD, UNC, and Wyoming that make up the new league. Volleyball played in 6 regional tournaments throughout the 2012-2013 school year, and continually placed at least one team in the top 2 at the tournaments. The tournaments have been held at all of the different schools, with two tournaments being held at Mines.
The number No. 15 Colorado School of Mines volleyball team swept their three-game home stand this past weekend, finishing a perfect 3-0 and stretching their winning streak to eight, culminated with a victory over conference rival No. 24 Adams State.
After dropping their first set to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), the Colorado School of Mines Volleyball team roared back, taking the next three sets and winning the game, Tuesday, September 16, at Lockridge Arena in Golden. Following the win, Mines improved to 9-4 (3-1 RMAC).
Metro State came into the game ranked number ten in the nation having won three games in a row, but stood no match against No. 23 Mines. The Orediggers pulled the upset at home in front of a crowd of 620 people, winning 25-13, 20-25, 25-22, and 25-23 in a tightly fought match to improve to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the RMAC.
The Lady Orediggers returned to the court last weekend, taking on Incarnate Word, Arkansas-Fort Smith, Dallas Baptist, and Tarleton State. The Orediggers swept their first two matches Friday, dominating Incarnate Word by scores of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-22, and getting the job done 25-20, 25-23 and 25-20 against Arkansas-Fort Smith. Mines had great contributions offensively from senior Jackie Stabell who defended her RMAC preseason player status, totaling 26 kills Friday evening. Senior Anna Padget-Shields totaled 19 kills, and sophomore Sarah Pekarek totaled 17. On defense, Hannah Margheim led the team Friday with 23 digs.
With last week’s loss to Metro St. in the RMAC quarterfinal playoffs, there was the potential that the Lady Orediggers would be done playing volleyball for 2011. Thankfully, on Sunday Nov. 13, the NCAA announced that the Orediggers would be able to play in the national tournament. CSM earned the 8th seed and were scheduled to face off against #1 ranked Nebraska Kearney at Kearney.