No. 22 Mines keeps ThunderWolves cold

No. 22 Mines keeps ThunderWolves cold

PUEBLO, Colo. (October 6, 2018) – No. 22 Colorado School of Mines held off Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball as the Peck fell 3-0 (13-25, 19-25, 23-25) Saturday at Massari Arena. 

The Orediggers outhit the Pack .362 to .138. CSU-Pueblo was outblocked by their taller foes 10 to six.

Sarah Vang (Jr., Parker, Colo.) crushed 10 kills and hit .240. She also collected seven digs. Vang put down a service ace. Brooke Schilling (So., Parker, Colo) added nine kills.

Grace Hern (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) provided the Pack with 28 assists. She would add four digs. Page Heller (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.) led the Pack with 13 digs.

Sophomores Mallorie Post (Federal Way, Wash.) and Maddy Wisniewski (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) each had six kills and a team-high two blocks. Wisniewski also put down a pair of service aces.

The Pack's best showing came in the third set, where they hit .303. Though they only led once, the Pack stayed with the Orediggers, tying the set at 20. After a 4-1 run by Mines, the ThunderWolves fought off two match points, but could not tie the set, as the Orediggers completed the sweep. 

Following the loss, the Pack sits 4-16 overall with a 2-9 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. The Orediggers are undefeated in RMAC play at 11-0 with a 17-2 record overall.

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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