Nov 16, 2019 1:23 PM

Eagle volleyball finishes season with 14 wins

Posted Nov 16, 2019 1:23 PM

By: John Murphy

CSC Sports Information

CHADRON, Neb. -- The Chadron State College volleyball team fell to MSU-Denver Friday night, losing 25-10, 25-18, 25-13. The Roadrunners defeated CSC Thursday night in three sets.


With the loss, CSC falls to 14-12 overall and 8-10 in the RMAC. MSU-Denver is now 21-6 overall and 16-2 in conference play.


With the loss, Chadron State's playoff chances relied on results of Friday's other RMAC matches, which didn't pan out meaning the Eagles season has come to a close.  


Chadron State started every set with a lead Friday night. They led 3-2 in set one, 2-0 in set two and 1-0 in set three. In set one, MSU-Denver responded with a 15-0 scoring run.


The Roadrunners led 18-17 in set two, but scored seven of the next eight points to win. In set three, MSU-Denver opened on a 7-1 run to win.


In Friday night's match, the Roadrunners outhit the Eagles .383 to .058.


Chandler Hageman and senior Kelly Murphy led CSC with six kills. Hageman hit a team high .286. Setter Tori Strickbine had 19 assists.


Senior libero Ashton Burditt finished with 14 digs, being the only Eagle with double-digits. Hageman led the team with three blocks.


Avaline Lai was the only player in the match with more than 10 kills, recording 14. She hit .542. Ember Canty, who had seven kills, hit a match high .778 attack percentage.


Joli Sadler had 23 assists to lead the Roadrunners. Jessa Megenhardt followed closely behind with 15. Caiden Rexius had a match high 18 digs, while Lai had three blocks.


At the time of posting, Black Hills State and South Dakota Mines were tied 1-1, UCCS trailed Colorado Mines 0-2 and Colorado Mesa was up 2-0 on Western Colorado.