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Banks wins RMAC Offensive Player of the Week

Junior forward Reigna Banks earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10.

Banks earned five points across two games in the last week, including a two-goal effort on Oct. 6 against New Mexico Highlands University. Currently, she ranks fourth in the RMAC in goals with four and third in goals per game, with 3.00. After leading the Roadrunners in goals en route to a 2016 RMAC first-team recognition, she is pacing the team in that category again this year.

The women’s soccer team competes at home two more times, with four games overall remaining on their schedule before the RMAC Tournament. They are currently No. 4 in the conference standings with a 5-3 record against RMAC competition.

Volleyball wins seven straight

Following their 3-0 victory over Westminster College Utah on Oct. 7, the MSU Denver volleyball team has extended their win streak to seven matches.

The team’s last loss came on Sept. 15 against Regis University, meaning the team enters Oct. 11 with 25 consecutive undefeated days.  In that stretch, they have outscored opponents 595 to 420, and have only lost three sets.

With a 10-6 record overall, the team has won seven of their eight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchups. They are third in the RMAC standings.

They continue play on Oct. 13, taking on New Mexico Highlands University at the Auraria Event Center. The Roadrunners have 10 games remaining before the RMAC Tournament on Nov. 14.

Tennis fall season concludes on mixed note

The men’s and women’s tennis teams finished up the fall portion of their schedule on Oct. 6 during the Colorado Mesa Duals, where the women won both matches and the men split with a win against Colorado Mesa University and a loss against Colorado State University – Pueblo.

Both teams finished ranked sixth in the NCAA Division II South Central Region. The men’s season ends with an overall record of 9-6 and an in-region record of 9-7. The women’s team finishes with an 11-5 overall record, and an 11-5 in-division record.

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