GOLDEN, Colo. (October 23, 2015) –The Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball team had its three-game win streak snapped by No. 19 Colorado School of Mines in straight sets (23-25. 17-25, 23-25).
In each of the three sets, the Pack held a lead, but could not close out the RMAC leading Orediggers. The loss sends the ThunderWolves to 7-13 (5-7 RMAC), while Colorado Mines moves to 16-4 (10-2 RMAC).
The ThunderWolves hit the ground running against the favored Mines squad, jumping out to a 23-20 lead in the opening set. Caitlin Broadwell (So., Lawrence, Kan.) crushed her way to four kills in the first frame. However, the Orediggers would rally. Three Pack errors allowed the Orediggers come back and win the first set 25-23.
In the second set, the two teams traded points early finding themselves in a 16-16 tie. The Orediggers rattled off nine of the game's next 10 points to take a 2-0 lead into the break.
Broadwell added three more kills in the second set. She hit .700 through the first two frames and finished the night hitting .429. However, she was held off the scoreboard in the third set.
Mariangel Perez (Jr., Catia La Mar, Venezuela)fired back in the third set with six kills in final frame alone. She finished with 11 kills on the night and now has reached double-digit kills in 15 consecutive games.
Perez led the Pack to a 20-17 lead in the third set, but once again Mines rallied. The Orediggers went on an 8-3 run to close out the Pack 25-23 and complete the sweep.
Alex Sansavera (Sr., San Antonio, Texas) earned a double-double with 12 assists ad 10 digs. She picked up her sixth double-double of the season. Sansavera finished the night with four kills and a perfect hitting percentage.
Katie Burnett (Jr., Austin, Texas) matched her career high with seven assists. She also finished with 11 digs. Burnett has double-digit digs in four straight contests.
The ThunderWolves return to Massari Arena Oct. 30 to battle Adams State University before hosting Fort Lewis College in a Halloween showdown.
Fans who dress in costume to celebrate Halloween with the Pack will receive free admission to the volleyball game. There will also be a Trick R' Treat street and an activity room for the kids, where the first 50 kids will get to decorate mini pumpkins. In addition, a costume contest will be held after the second set with the winner receiving a fabulous prize.
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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.