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.

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

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.