By: Brandon Laxson, CSC Sports Information Assistant
The Chadron State College volleyball team prepares for its weekend road trip to Spearfish, S.D. this Saturday, Feb. 13. Matches will be broadcast live on Double Q Country radio 97.5 FM and panhandlepost.com
The Eagles face Black Hills State in the morning at 11 a.m. and will be the first meeting between these two teams of the season. Last season, CSC won against BHSU in both matchups, 3-2 and 3-1.
The 2-1 Yellow Jackets currently sit at fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and have one more match under their belts than the 1-1 Eagles.
On offense, Sierra Ward of BHSU leads her team with 23.0 points, averaging 2.88 points/ set. Karly Marx boasts 40 assists, averaging 5.00 per set.
Defensively, Haedyn Rhoades has 42 digs on the season with an average of 5.25 digs/ set.
Rhoades is the daughter of CSC Hall of Fame athlete Jay Rhoades, a 2009 inductee for football, and Angela Woodworth Rhoades, a 2009 inductee for volleyball. Her brother, Harley, helps with the CSC volleyball team and runs for Chadron State track and field.
Chadron State will then play the University of Mary at 2 p.m. and will be the first matchup between these two teams since they met in Seward, Neb. in 2017 during the Bulldog Bash. The Eagles were victorious in the match, winning three sets to one.
Other than intrasquad scrimmages, the University of Mary has yet to see action this season. The meeting between the Marauders and the Eagles will be UM's first match of 2020.
Last season, the Marauders went 1-28, earning one win over New Mexico Highlands University.
Morgan Schnabel of UMary will be returning for her senior season. In 2019, the Lehr, N.D. native led her team with 303.0 points, 3.06/ set
The Eagles return home on Friday, Feb. 19 for a matchup against Western Colorado University at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.