By: Zach Carattini, CSC Sports Information
DURANGO, Colo. -- October 1, 2021 -- The Chadron State College volleyball team (3-9, 1-4 RMAC) fell to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival Fort Lewis (2-7, 2-3 RMAC) Friday night, losing set one 25-21, winning set two 25-17, and losing sets three and four 25-23 and 29-27.
Although the Eagles had a much better hitting percentage (.205) than the Skyhawks (.072), they were overwhelmed by outside hitters Javiana Romero and Chailyn Swenson, who each had four service aces. Fort Lewis finished with a total of 14 on the night. Swenson also led both teams with 20 kills.
Junior setter Breshawna Kelly was the night's leading setter, who set a career high of 27 assists. She and Devyn Volz (15 assists) accounted for all the Eagles' 42 assists.
Other team leaders include outside hitter Amelia Berg, who had six kills and five blocks, and middle hitter Aiyana Fujiyama, who hit a season high eight blocks.
"I thought we did some really nice things at the net," said Head Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler. "We did a great job blocking and both outsides stayed aggressive in their attack. FLC served really tough and so we weren't able to stay in the system as well as we wanted to."
The Eagles will travel Saturday, October 2 to Gunnison, Colo. to take on the Western Colorado Mountaineers (7-6, 2-3 RMAC). The match is set for 3 p.m.