The Chadron State Eagles volleyball team brought its season to a close this past weekend in two matches against Metropolitan State University of Denver.
The Roadrunners swept both matches, defeating Chadron 25-21, 25-18, 25-18, Friday, and 25-14, 25-21, 25-16, Thursday.
Chadron’s hopes of avenging their Thursday night loss waned as they fell behind 10-2 early in the first set, but the Eagles battled back to tie the set at 16-16 on the back of a four-point streak.
The Eagles were able to keep things close through the tail end of the match. Having pulled ahead 21-20, the Roadrunners scored three-straight, eventually winning the set 25-21. The set was the closest the Eagles came to a win in the match.
Brooke Gardner, junior of Princeville, Illinois, led the team with eight kills and Aracely Hernandez, freshman of Greeley, Colorado, earned seven. The Eagles had a total of 29 kills and hit just .099 in the match.
Thursday, during the second of three sets, the Eagles, behind one set already, were again able to keep things close, tying the match six times. With the score 19-19, Metro State would pull ahead for the final time, ending the set with a three-point streak to 25-21.
Hernandez led the Eagles with nine kills in the match while Gardner had eight. The Eagles ended the night with 25 kills while hitting .058.
Madison Webb, senior of Loveland, Colorado, had 23 assists.
The Eagles finish their season 8-19 overall record and 6-12 in conference.
Seniors Dominika Senkerikova, of Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic; Madison Webb, of Loveland, Colorado; Mickey Trimble, of Platte City, Missouri; and Megan Chintala, of Fleming, Colorado, graduate from the team this season.
Wednesday, Ashton Burditt, junior of Spearfish, received Second Team All-Conference honors. Webb received All-Conference Honorable Mention, finishing as CSC’s most prolific setter.