Volleyball team wins 1 in Missouri
The Chadron State College volleyball team brought their season record to 3-5 last weekend, after winning one of their four games at the Towneplace Suites Invitational in Joplin, Missouri.
The Eagles opened with a tough loss Friday, losing to Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, in five sets before being swept by Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Friday night. The lone victory of the tourney came Saturday morning against Maryville University, St. Louis, in three sets before losing in three sets to Ouachita Baptist University, Shawnee.
“It was a good weekend for us seeing some new competition,” Emily Bruce, senior of Centerton, Arkansas said. “We had a lot of ups and downs through the four games but it allowed us to figure out our strengths and weaknesses as a team.”
In their only game of the weekend that lasted longer than three sets, Missouri Southern beat the Eagles 25-22, 17-25, 21-25, 29-27 and 9-15. Dominika Senkerikova, junior of Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic, led the team with 19 kills, while Aijahnae Springs, junior of Converse, Texas, finished with 16. Madison Webb, junior of Loveland, Colorado, finished with 38 assists. Bruce and Andi Dowell, junior of Sterling, Kansas, had 20 and 18 digs respectively in the loss.
Arkansas State stayed undefeated Friday evening, winning in straight sets 25-12, 25-12 and 25-12. As a team, no one on the Eagles managed to have double digits in kills, assists, or digs, except Bruce who finished with 13 digs. Arkansas State had an incredible .551 attack percentage in the win.
The Eagles entered the win column Saturday morning, beating Maryville 25-14, 25-20 and 25-13. Senkerikova and Springs once again led the team, both accounting for 11 kills. Timmi Keisel, redshirt sophomore of Fleming, Colorado, finished with eight kills with a .636 attack percentage. Webb had 16 of the teams 33 assists while Mickey Trimble, junior of Platte City, Missouri, had 15. Transfer Megan Chintala, junior of Fleming, Colorado, led the team with 11 digs.
Once again facing stiff competition, Ouachita Baptist beat the Eagles 25-23, 26-24 and 25-19. Senkerikova finished with 12 kills followed closely behind by Dowell who had 11. Trimble and Webb switched spots from the victory, with Trimble having 16 assists and Webb having 15. Nine different players had digs for the Eagles.
The Eagle’s open their home and RMAC schedule this weekend as they host University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Friday, and Metro State University of Denver, Saturday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
“We are excited for the upcoming weekend,” Ashton Burditt, sophomore of Spearfish, South Dakota said. “We are ready for the home support and ready for the start of conference play. Go Eags.”