(25-21, 25-14, 25-23)
ALAMOSA, Colo. – The Black Hills State University volleyball team (5-15, 1-10 RMAC) traveled to Colorado for a rare Thursday night match-up to begin a three-game road trip versus the Adams State University Grizzlies (10-10, 8-4 RMAC) who took care of business on their home court, 3-0.
As the Jackets looked to pick-up their second Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win of the season, they remained competitive most of the night after losing set one by just four points, 25-21, and the third set by just two, 25-23.
ASU used an impressive second set victory, 25-14, where they hit .429 after going 14-of-28 on attacks with just two hitting errors. The Yellow Jackets best hitting-percentage on the night came in the first after nine kills on 29 attacks with six errors (.103 avg).
BHSU Junior Meghan Sipe led the way for the Jackets with 10 kills and four digs and hit a team-high .214 hitting average. Seniors Amy O'Neill and Caitlin Templeton combined for 10 kills, as freshman Brynn Eckhardt turned it 24 assists on the night.
Defensively, Holly Hamlin again showed why she is atop of the RMAC in blocks as she turned in four more blocks.
The Grizzlies rode the arm of one of their best players in outside-hitter, Deprece Washington led her team offensively with a match-high 14 kills and a .250 hitting-average. ASU's Lindsey Stindt and Megan Tapia each had eight more kills to help from the offensive end. Defensively, ASU relied upon Savannah Smith and Nina Mody-Bailey who each had nine digs, while Alex Parker had 3.5 blocks.
The Yellow Jackets will continue their road trip tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at CSU-Pueblo at 7 p.m.