Volleyball can't overcome Mines, bus

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 2, 2005

Kelley Angel and Diane Sheldon each had 16 kills but the University of Colorado at Colorado was unable to overcome a huge block and a long bus trip in a 3-2 (30-22, 26-30, 30-18, 26-30, 15-12) loss to the Colorado Mines Orediggers Sunday in Golden, Colo.

Mines (13-3, 7-2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) showed a formidable net game, blocking 16 Mountain Lions attacks. Nicole Leeper, obviously appropriately named, led the Orediggers with one solo block and seven assisted blocks.

UCCS (9-7, 6-2) beat Chadron State Saturday then embarked on the 308-mile bus trip after the match. The trip lasted well into the night, making Sundayâ€TMs 3 p.m. start time all the more difficult.

The lethargy of the trip showed in Game 1, as the Mountain Lions quickly fell into a 10-2 hole from which they could not recover, falling 30-22.

Mines led Game 2 24-22 but the Mountain Lions rallied behind three Angel kills to win 30-26.

The Orediggers rebounded well, racing to a 6-1 lead in Game 3. UCCS rallied to close to 8-7, but consecutive kills by Samantha Bauer spurred a Mines run that led to a 30-22 win. Bauer led the Orediggers with 16 kills.

UCCS led Game 4 26-24 when freshman Sarah Broerman served consecutive aces. Two kills by Angel gave UCCS a 30-26 win and forced a deciding third game.

In Game 5, four Mines blocks overcame three Sheldon kills as Mines claimed the game 15-12 and the match.

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Diane SheldonDiane Sheldon11OH/RSSr.
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Diane SheldonDiane Sheldon11OH/RSSr.
Sarah BroermanSarah Broerman10DSFr.
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