Mesa volleyball team sweeps Adams St.
Colorado Mesa University’s volleyball team made quick work of Adams State on Friday night, rattling off a 25-20, 25-22, 25-15 RMAC victory at Brownson Arena.
The Mavericks (11-2, 4-1 RMAC) had a balanced attack, getting nine kills each from Christian Otzen and Erin Perez, eight from Abby Ney, seven from Melissa Hess and six from Audrey Steinkirchner.
Perez and Sunni Rae Baird had 13 digs each. Ney, Hess and Steinkirchner were each in on three assisted blocks in the match that took one hour, 15 minutes to play.
Colorado Mesa goalkeeper Sarah Schnetzler only needed to make two saves to record her third straight shutout, a 2-0 victory over Western State at Walker Field.
The Mavericks’ Ashley Wallace scored 17:50 into the game, converting on a corner kick, with Tayler Franklin sending in a corner kick and Leilani Wiernicki slipping the ball to Wallace, who beat the Mountaineers’ goalie on the right side for a 1-0 lead.
Franklin scored an insurance goal, her third of the season, off a deflection at the 63:11 mark.
The Mavericks (4-5, 3-2 RMAC) more than doubled Western in shots, 13-6, and had eight shots on goal.
Jack Mayfield’s goal late in the first half held up in Metro State’s 1-0 RMAC victory over the Mavericks in windy, rainy Denver.
Mayfield scored his first goal of the season on a rebound off CMU keeper Brandyn Bumpas. The Mavericks tried to tie the game on Legofi Crawford’s header off a corner kick three minutes later, but it went wide right.
Colorado Mesa (4-4-1, 2-2-1 RMAC) couldn’t get anything past Metro keeper Keegan Hand, who made four saves.
The Mavericks handled Colorado Christian 8-1 at the Elliott Tennis Center, only dropping the No. 1 singles match in three sets.
After sweeping the doubles matches, CMU got straight-set wins in four of the six singles matches. Rachel McLaughlin rallied at No. 3 singles for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 win at No. 3 singles over Brooke Gilliam.