If there is ever a time to start blowing teams out the water, that time is now, and the Colorado Mesa University women’s volleyball team is dominating everyone within the last two weeks.

The Mavericks competed against the Westminster College Griffins on Saturday night in their own version of the homecoming game. Just like football, the Mavericks sent the Griffins home with a sour taste in their mouth.  

It only took three sets for CMU to take the win over Westminster and the win portrayed the Mavericks had no mercy on Saturday. The Griffins did not score over 20 points in any of the three sets and CMU would dominate all categories on the statistics sheet as well.

The Mavericks hammered out 59 points total compared to Westminster’s 35 and would also get more than double the amount of blocks than the Griffins with six.

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Alyssa Chutka would lead the way with a season-high 13 kills and four blocks. Chutka has racked up 28 kills in the last three games.  

Mackenzie Edwards would follow up with 11 kills after getting 23 a week earlier against Black Hills State. Edwards also managed to construct two aces, one assist and seven digs in the win on Saturday. Edwards leads the team in kills as her season total now adds up to 319.

The Mavericks would get off to the fast and hot start winning the first set 25-13 and followed the next set by only allowing the Griffins to score 17. The final set was the same story as CMU would deliver the final 25-18 dagger and the eventual game win.

CMU has not lost a single set since getting swept by Colorado School of Mines on Oct. 14. Ever since then the Mavericks have won four straight games and sweeping their opponents in all four.  

The Mavericks will now look towards the playoffs with the remaining four regular-season games in the next two weeks. The next game will be against the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs on Nov. 3 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The last time the Mavericks and the Mountain Lions met was almost a year ago on Nov. 6, 2016, and UCCS prevailed against the CMU in a seven-set-showdown, ultimately winning 3-2.

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Matt Kennedy
Matt Kennedy is a sophomore mass communication major from Colorado Springs. He is in his second year with The Criterion, has served as the assistant sports editor and is now sports editor. Kennedy went to Doherty High School where he wrote for his school paper for three years and he aspires to continue in the sports journalism field after graduation to pursue a career as a sportscaster.


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