Posted 7 months ago
By John Axtell
The Hardrockers took a 25-20, 18-25, 25-17, 25-16 non-conference victory over the Eagles Tuesday night in the King Center in Rapid City to improve to 6-11 overall while CSC falls to 3-12.
The teams had also met at the season-opening Nebraska-Kearney tournament in the Eagles’ third match of the season. That time, CSC won the first set and lost the next 3.
Last night, Samantha Johnson led Mines with a match-high 17 kills while adding 5 blocks. Hannah Redman had 8 kills and added 15 digs while three other Hardrockers had at least four kills.
Jessica Jester led Chadron State with 11 kills, while Erika Roybal had 10. Barbie DeCent had a strong match, finishing with 8 and 18 digs, Justine Ackie had a match-high 33 set assists, and libero Alyssa Bauer finished with 23 digs.
The Eagles return home this weekend to resume Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play as they host Colorado Mesa on Friday and Fort Lewis on Saturday, both at 6 pm.
The Mesa game will be Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness night, and it will also be broadcast on Double Q Country 97.5 and streamed at Panhandlepost.com.