Zia volleyball winless in Fort Lewis tourney

Freedom Newspapers

DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished off a winless weekend in a tournament hosted by Fort Lewis, losing on Satuirday to Colorado State-Pueblo in a 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-28 squeaker before falling 30-15, 30-17, 30-16 to Ashland (Ohio), the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II.

Taren Frazier led four players in double figures ini kills with 16 for Pueblo (2-5). Lindsey Wilson added 15 kills and 26 digs for the Thunderwolves.

Jessie Macknicki and Veronica Valdez collected 15 kills apiece for the Zias (2-7), while Macknicki was among five players in double figures in digs with 19 and among three ENMU players with three aces.

Ashland (5-0) got 15 kills and seven total blocks from Amanda Stefanski in cruising to victory. Macknicki led the Zias with 10 kills, nine digs and two aces.

Macknicki was named to the all-tournament team. She collected 46 kills, eight aces and 59 digs in the Zias’ four matches.

Fort Lewis tournament
At Durango, Colo.
Saturday
Colo. State-Pueblo 3, ENMU 1
CSU-Pueblo 24 32 30 30
ENMU 30 30 28 28
Individual statistics
Kills — CSU-Pueblo, Taren Frazier 16, Lindsey Wilson 15, three tied with 10. Eastern New Mexico, Jessie Macknicki 15, Veronica Valdez 15. Block solos — CSU-Pueblo, three tied with 1. Eastern New Mexico, Megan Weitz 2, Vanessa Wilcox 1. Block assists — CSU-Pueblo, Caitlin Jewell 4, Bryana Burns 2, Frazier 1, Katie Lauridsen 1. Eastern New Mexico, four tied with 2. Digs — CSU-Pueblo, Wilson 26, Burns 13, Frazier 12, Lauridsen 11, Jenna Garcia 10. Eastern New Mexico, Caitlin Murphy 21, Macknicki 19, Grace Brandt 16, Wilcox 13, Heidi Geyer 10. Aces — CSU-Pueblo, Melissa Jones 6, Wilson 2, three tied with 1. Eastern New Mexico, Geyer 3, Macknicki 3, Valdez 3. Assists — CSU-Pueblo, Lauridsen 48. Eastern New Mexico, Brandt 38. Records — CSU-Pueblo 2-5, Eastern New Mexico 2-6. T — 1:45. A — 24.

Ashland (Ohio) 3, ENMU 0
Ashland 30 30 30
ENMU 15 17 16
Individual statistics
Kills — Ashland, Amanda Stefanski 15, Mary Kate Glowe 12, Marina Santos 10. Eastern New Mexico, Macknicki 10, Wilcox 6. Block solos — Ashland, Stefanski 2. Eastern New Mexico, none. Block assists — Ashland, Stefanski 5, Sophie Paddock 3, Lynsey Warren 3. Eastern New Mexico, Brandt 1, Wildox 1. Digs — Ashland, Glowe 15, Santos 13, Warren 10. Eastern New Mexico, Kara Killian 9, Macknicki 9, Murphy 8, Geyer 7, Wilcox 7. Aces — Ashland, Glowe 2, Lauren Schweitzer 1, Warren 1. Eastern New Mexico, Macknicki 2. Assists — Ashland, Warren 44. Eastern New Mexico, Brandt 23. Records — Ashland 5-0, Eastern New Mexico 2-7. T — 1:05. A — 32.

Late Friday
Fort Lewis 3, ENMU 0
ENMU 20 25 25
Fort Lewis 30 30 30
Individual statistics
Kills — Eastern New Mexico, Valdez 12, Macknicki 10, Murphy 10. Fort Lewis, Chelsea Flaming 10, Nicole Schwab 9, Sara Feehan 8, Cora Vorwald 8. Block solos — Eastern New Mexico, Wildox 2, Macknicki 1. Fort Lewis, Schwab 3, Vorwald 2, three tied with 1. Block assists — Eastern New Mexico, Murphy 1, Weitz 1, Fort Lewis, Melissa Childs 2, Vorwald 2, LeeAnne Greenwade 1, Schwab 1. Digs — Eastern New Mexico, Macknicki 15, Murphy 11. Fort Lewis, Adrianne Dettler 18, Feehan 10, Anna Mekeel 10. Aces — Eastern New Mexico, Valdez 2. Fort Lewis, Feehan 2, three tied with 1. Assists — Eastern New Mexico, Brandt 29. Fort Lewis, Childs 45. Records — Eastern New Mexico 2-5, Fort Lewis 2-3. T — 1:45. A — 152.