Mavs keep rolling in volleyball
Colorado Mesa’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to six straight Saturday, sweeping Black Hills State 25-15, 25-16, 25-21 in Spearfish, S.D.
Mesa’s attack was crisp, hitting .296 as a team, led by Christian Otzen, who recorded 18 kills in 42 attacks. Melissa Hess added 12 kills and Audrey Steinkirchner seven.
In winning their 12th match in the past 13, the Mavericks (14-2, 7-1 RMAC) allowed the Yellowjackets to hit only .063, with 25 kills and 18 hitting errors in 111 attempts. Mesa had 49 kills in 115 attempts, with 15 hitting errors.
Libero Sunni Rae Baird continued to lead CMU’s defense, accruing 20 digs. Tiffany Petersen added 13 and Otzen 10. Jordyn Moody had 39 assists.
The match took only one hour, 20 minutes to complete.
Swimming & Diving
Brock Martin doubled up on diving titles in the CMU Intermountain Shootout at El Pomar Natatorium.
After winning the men’s 1-meter competition Friday night, Martin easily won the 3-meter championship Saturday, scoring 290.45 points.
Kent Stavrakas added one third-place individual finish, a sixth-place swim and was on two third-place relay teams for the CMU men’s team.
Stavrakas led off the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay team, which placed third behind Brigham Young and Air Force in 1 minute, 26.05 seconds, with Joshua Scheuermann, Brett Lowe and Rob Eisendrath also on that relay.
Stavrakas, who missed last season with a shoulder injury, then finished third in the 100 freestyle in 46.83 seconds, and placed sixth in the 100 butterfly in 52.08 seconds.
The Mavericks’ Justin Hastings was third in the 200 backstroke (1:55.89), with Jarren Brinton eighth (2:00.86) and Andrew Scott ninth (2:01.33).
Hastings was seventh in the 200 individual medley (1:59.02), Brinton 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:58.49), Jason Dahlen ninth in the 100 free (48.20) and Peter Szekely 10th (48.63) in the 100 free. Lowe placed ninth in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.00) and the Mavs’ 400 free relay team placed third in 3:09.39.
On the women’s side, Miranda Reetz finished sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.27).
Samantha Parker placed ninth (33.70) and Katie Thompson 10th (33.87) in the 50 breaststroke, Eryn Leonard was eighth in the 200 butterfly (2:21.08), and the women’s 400 free relay team finished 10th in 3:50.23.
Amanda Jennings placed seventh (206.00) and Savannah Craft eighth (196.35) in the women’s 1-meter diving.