Nov 15, 2019 4:05 AM

MSU-Denver forces Chadron State into must-win finale to make post-season Friday night

Posted Nov 15, 2019 4:05 AM

By: John Murphy

CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College volleyball team fell to MSU-Denver in three sets Thursday night, 25-15, 25-13, 25-13.


With the loss, Chadron State is now tied for eighth in the conference with UCCS, who owns the tiebreaker against the Eagles. The Mountain Lions faces Colorado Mines tomorrow night.


If UCCS loses to Mines and the Eagles win, the Eagles will make the playoffs. If both teams lose, UCCS will win the tiebreaker, or if UCCS wins and CSC loses, the Mountain Lions will have the eighth spot outright.


In Thursday night's match, the Eagles were out hit by MSU-Denver .394 to .070.


Shelby Schouten and Rylee Greiman tied for a team high six kills for CSC. Schouten hit .200 to lead the pair.


Setter Tori Strickbine finished with 13 assists.


Ashton Burdit led the Eagles with 19 digs to be the only one in double-figures for CSC. Chandler Hageman had a team high two blocks.


Kayla White led the Roadrunners with 16 kills. Rylee Hladky and Avaline LaI both finished in double digits with 12 and 10 kills, respectively. Lai hit a team high .563.


Joli Sadler had 25 assists while Jessa Megenhardt had 23.


Caiden Rexius and Hladky each had double digit kills. Rexius finished with 21 and Hladky had 15. Ember Canty had a match high four blocks.


Tomorrow night is senior night, as Asthon Burditt, Timmi Keisel, Kelly Murphy, Shelby Schouten and Katie Thoeny will be honored for the Eagles. Fans are asked to arrive early to take in the festivities. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.