Briefs: Mesa State Sports Roundup October 19, 2008

’Diggers rally past Mavericks


• Five points from sweeping Colorado School of Mines, things fell apart Saturday night for the Mesa State volleyball team.

The Mavericks had won the first two games and were leading 20-16 in the third after a kill by Corinne Cascioppo.

Nine of the next 10 points, though, were won by the Orediggers, who used that momentum for an 18-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-10 RMAC victory.

Palisade graduate Kaity Edmiston ended the third, fourth and fifth games with three of her 10 kills for the Orediggers (14-9, 9-4 RMAC). Alisan Tompkins led the Mavs (10-10, 8-5 RMAC) with a season-high 23 kills, Jessica Bird had 13 and Cascioppo 12.


 •Mesa State led all Division II schools with a fourth-place finish in the Early Bird Invitational in Fort Collins.

The Mavericks finished with 326.5 points. Colorado State won the meet with 1,730 points, Northern Colorado finished second with 645.5 and Colorado took third (419). Colorado School of Mines placed fifth and Metro State was sixth.

Redshirt freshman Gina Panacci led Mesa State with a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:26.85. Freshman Jaclyn McMillen placed seventh in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:20.31 and freshman Katie Wedel placed seventh in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.17).

Mesa’s relay teams placed in the top 10 in all five events.


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