Eagles drop final 2 games
The volleyball team lost its last two games of the season on the road in Colorado this weekend, dropping their record to 10-17. The losses placed them No. 11 in the RMAC, knocking them out of the conference tournament. The top eight teams earned a bid to the tournament.
Despite the disappointing season, Aijahnae Springs, junior of Converse, Texas, found a bright spot in the team’s overall performance.
“I am very sad that our season ended so early but I am not sad the way we ended. We ended the season better then we started and that is all that matters,” Springs said. “I do know that next year will be a better year, because this season has definitely been a learning experience for all of us.”
On Friday, the team played Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, for the second time. They lost all three sets once again to the Cougars who are now seated in the fourth spot in the conference standings. The girls played defensively ending the first set with 25-21, the second set in 25-21, and the last set 25-15.
Gaby Varela, senior of Dorado, Puerto Rico, led the team offensively with 11 kills. Maddison Webb junior, of Loveland, Colorado, led the team in assists with 29. Emily Bruce, senior of Centerton, Arkansas, led with 25 digs.
On Saturday, the Eagles played Colorado School of Mines, Golden. They took a tough loss in all three sets again to the Orediggers who are now seated second in the conference standings. The team ended the first set taking a loss of 25-15, the second set ending in a close range of 25-23, and the last set ending with a tough score of 25-13.
Springs led the team defensively with 9 kills. Varela led the team defensively with 2 blocks, Webb added 23 assists and lastly, Bruce led the team with 15 digs.
Two Eagles earned conference honors. Varela and Bruce were named honorable mentions to the All-RMAC list. Varela tallied 255 kills this year while Bruce added 459 digs.