Winning streak hits 16 for MSU women’s volleyball

The Roadrunners’ volleyball team kept their winning streak intact over the weekend by beating the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers and the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets. The women started the homestand on Oct. 28 against the Hardrockers and did not disappoint. 


Senior setter Brandi Torr gets ready to serve against the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets on Oct. 29. Torr is second in MSU Denver history on the all-time assist leaders list with over 4,215 career assists. The Roadrunners won the game
against the Yellow Jackets three sets to one. Photo by Abreham Gebreegziabher •

They swept the game three sets to zero in dominating fashion.  The first set was won 25-10, the second 25-11 and the third 27-25.

Michaela Smith, reigning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offensive player of the week, led the Runners with 14 kills. Brandi Torr, the RMAC setter of the week, led the team with 38 assists. 

The team then took on the Yellow Jackets on Oct. 29 which was senior night for the Roadrunners. Seniors Keirstyn Anderson, Smith, Vasati Fiatoa and Torr were all honored, given gifts and recognized before the competition. The Roadrunners beat the Yellow Jackets three sets to one in a contest that was closer than many had originally thought. The first set went the Runners’ way, 25-18.  The Yellow Jackets rebounded in the second set and won 25-22.  MSU then took the third and fourth, both by a score of 25-20. Junior Ryan Hoerdemann led the team with 15 kills, and Torr once again led in assists with 53. 

Jenny Glenn’s squad has four games left before the RMAC tournament. Next week they’re on the road against the second-ranked team in the RMAC, Colorado Mesa, followed by a matchup with Western State.

Author: Earl Grant

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