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No. 16 Diggers Push Win Streak To Four With 3-0 Win Over BHSU

SPEARFISH – The No. 16 Colorado School of Mines volleyball team pushed its winning streak to four on Friday evening with a 3-0 win over Black Hills State at the Young Center in Spearfish, S.D. 

Mines (10-4, 4-1 RMAC) posted a 25-14 win in the opening set despite just a .189 attack percentage – well below its average over the entire match (.330).

The Orediggers pushed their lead to 18-13 before benefitting from three errors over the final seven points to take the opener. 

Mines posted a 25-20 victory in the second stanza before closing out the match behind a .576 attack percentage in the third to earn its sixth straight-set win of the season.

All-American Jackie Stabell lead the team's kill department for the eighth time this season with a game-high 15 while also adding six digs on defense. She posted her sixth match with an attack percentage higher than .300 with a .357 effort on Friday.

Sophomores Laura Beckmann and Sarah Pekarek followed with 11 and eight kills, respectively, and Beckmann led the squad with a game-high .455 attack percentage. Pekarek added a game-high 19 digs while recording her eight kills at a .350 clip in the squad's second win away from Lockridge Arena this season.

Mines was limited to just four blocks in the match after posting 23 against South Dakota Mines on Tuesday with two of the four coming from RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Melanie Wannamaker

Freshman Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood added 39 assists and five digs defensively – pushing her season total of assists over 350 and her average above 11.5 digs per set. 

Mines will continue its road trip tomorrow with a matchup against Chadron State at Armstrong Gymnasium in Chadron, Neb.


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