CMU drops third straight RMAC volleyball match
Colorado Mesa University’s volleyball team needed a win Saturday night to salvage a three-match homestand and end a losing streak.
Instead, Colorado Christian completed an RMAC-opening three-match road win streak, defeating the Mavericks in five games at Brownson Arena.
The Cougars (6-6, 3-0 RMAC) won 23-25, 25-17, 27-25, 23-25, 15-12.
It was the Mavs’ fourth consecutive loss and fifth at home in seven matches.
Junior outside hitter Kelly Regimbal led the Mavs with 19 kills. Rebecca Sellers had 13 kills and Antoinette McCormick 12.
Junior middle blocker Andi Weber led Colorado Christian with 19 kills. Her freshman sister, Ali Weber, had 18 kills.
Mesa (3-8, 0-3 RMAC) struggled with its attack, hitting .150 with 35 errors.
The third game hurt the Mavs the most. Mesa blew an 18-15 lead and made 12 hitting errors.
Mesa fell behind 5-0 in the fifth game but closed the gap to two points four times.
Kelleen and Kaitlan Sera reached the finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional.
William Jewell University’s Katy Lehenbauer and Paula Peters, though, ended the Colorado Mesa doubles team’s run with a 9-7 win in the final.
The Mavericks’ twin sisters were the top seed and easily advanced to the semifinals, where they defeated William Jewell’s Loree Hazelrigg and Conner Hazelrigg 8-6.
Kaitlan Sera made the deepest run in the singles tournament, reaching the quarterfinals before losing to the No. 3 seed, Morgan Forsyth of CSU-Pueblo. Kaylee Davis reached the round of 16 before losing to the No. 1 seed.
The regional singles and doubles champions qualify for nationals later this fall.
The Colorado Mesa women’s team took first place in the Tom Strandt Memorial Run at Fort Lewis College in Durango.
The women won by one point over Fort Lewis, 41-42.
The men’s team finished fifth with 117 points. Fort Lewis won with 25 points.
Individual results for the race, which was run Friday night, were not released or posted on Fort Lewis’ website Saturday.