South Dakota Mines split pair of volleyball matches Saturday

Luke Wheeler, Assistant SID SD MinesFebruary 20, 2021Sports
SD Mines Volleyball

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Mines Hardrocker volleyball team defeated the Ft. Lewis College Skyhawks in four sets (13-25; 26-24; 25-16; 25-23) on Saturday. This was the first match of two for the Hardrockers Saturday.

The Hardrockers were led by Jacey Koethe with 15 kills and Dejah Behrend added eight kills in the win. Shyann Bastian led with 19 assists and Kiley Metzger had 12.

As a team the ‘Rockers had six total aces with Claire Smith and Anna Thomas serving up two each. On the defensive side of the ball, Koethe had five blocks while Thomas had 18 digs.

The South Dakota Mines volleyball team dropped their second match of the day to the Colorado Mesa Mavericks in four sets on Saturday night in Goodell Gymnasium.

The Mavs took the first set 25-15, but the Hardrockers stormed back to win the second set 25-19. The third set was tight but the Mavs came away with the win 25-22. In the fourth set the Mavs cruised to a 25-16 win.

The Hardrockers were led by Lily Bartling with nine kills. Shyann Bastian added eight kills in the loss. Anna Thomas had 17 digs. Jacey Koethe and Bartling each had three blocks. The Mavs were led by Holly Schmidt with 25 kills.