CHADRON – Five Colorado School of Mines attackers had at least six kills as the No. 16-ranked Orediggers swept Chadron State 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 in a tightly played Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match Saturday in Chadron.
Colorado Mines’ offense was balanced throughout the match, which featured 15 ties and 10 lead changes.
The Orediggers, now 11-4 overall and 5-1 in the conference, hit .186 as a team, while limiting the Eagles to .095.
Melanie Wannamaker paced Mines with a match-high 13 kills. Sarah Pekarek and Holly Hutchison each had eight, Jackie Stabell finished with seven and Laura Beckmann had six.
Chadron State, which falls to 3-12 overall and 1-5 in the RMAC, played the highly ranked Orediggers well but couldn’t put them away. The Eagles owned leads in each set, including a 6-point advantage in the third, but Mines’ service game – the Orediggers finished with five aces – proved to be the deciding factor.
Kristina Harter had a match-high 20 digs.