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October 20, 2012

No. 12 Volleyball Takes Road Win Over NMHU, 3-0

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Visiting Colorado School of Mines rebounded from its first loss longer than a month on Friday with a 3-0 win over New Mexico Highlands in RMAC volleyball action on Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M.

Mines (17-5, 11-2 RMAC) claimed the win behind a .304 team attack percentage in the match, while limiting NMHU (6-17, 2-10 RMAC) to a .175 hitting clip behind 12 Oredigger blocks on the defensive side. 

Mines claimed the win behind set scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 26-24. The Orediggers posted a .60 sideout percentage or better in every set, including a .73 percent mark in the opener. 

Junior Melanie Wannamaker led the team with 14 kills on a stellar .632 attack percentage while adding six total blocks and five digs defensively. 

Laura Beckmann posted 11 kills and a block on a .400 attack percentage, while senior Jackie Stabell added eight kills to move closer to third on the Mines' all-time kills list. 

Sophomore Sarah Pekarek led the team with seven digs defensively, while Corrine Din and Hannah Margheim added six apiece. 

Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood posted 30 assists and four digs on defense while senior Betsy Hansing notched 10 assists and three digs defensively.

Mines will return home next weekend for a pair of matchups against Chadron State on Friday and Black Hills State on Saturday. 

The McNeil hospitality room will be open to alumni, Silver & Blue Associates, volleyball parents and Mines coaches  for the matchup against CSC on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The squad will close out the weekend by hosting Senior Night on Saturday. 

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