Pack fall 3-1 at Chadron State in another hard-fought contest

Pack fall 3-1 at Chadron State in another hard-fought contest

CHADRON, Neb. (October 2, 2015) – In the first match of a four-match road trip, the Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball team fell in four sets, 3-1, at Chadron State College (21-25, 35-33,  26-28, 24-26), Friday.

Three of the four sets went to extra points, but with the loss, the Pack have now dropped three straight matches and sit at 4-10 (2-4 RMAC), while the Eagles improved to 4-9 (3-2 RMAC).

Mariangel Perez (Jr., OH/RS, Catia La Mar, Venezuela) tallied a team-high 17 kills. With her performance, it marks the ninth straight contest she's accumulated double-digit kills (14.77 per match). Perez has reached the feat in 13 out of the 14 matches this season.

Redshirt senior Alex Sansavera (DS/S, San Antonio, Texas) setup her teammates 28 times. It marks the third-straight match Sansavera has surpassed 25 or more assists, she's has earned 20 or more assists 10 times this year.

The ThunderWolves as a unit tallied a .127 hitting percentage compared to .168 for the Eagles. CSU-Pueblo were the more disciplined team though, only putting out 39 errors in comparison to Chadron State, who had 54 total errors.

The Eagles garnered the advantage against the Pack in kills 73-51 and 68-49 in the assist column.

In the first set, both squads traded jabs before Chadron State pulled away late to come away with a 25-21 first frame victory. The second set was no different, this time with the ThunderWolves scrapping out the victory in extra, extra points, 35-33, to tie the match 1-1.

From there both units continued to scratch and claw, but the Eagles came out on top in the final two games versus the ThunderWolves, 28-26 and 26-24, respectfully.

Up next the ThunderWolves travel to Regis University to take on the 7-7 (4-1 RMAC) Rangers.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.