Breaux's Record Night Propels Rangers to Second Straight Five-Set Victory
Colorado Springs, Colo.: Freshman Caitie Breaux picked a good time to pick up her first 30-kill match as a Ranger in helping the Rangers to a five-set win over UC-Colorado Springs. Since 2003, the 30 kills ties a school record held by Meghan Meehan in 2006.
Regis (19-6, 13-2 RMAC) dropped the first two sets to UC-Colorado Springs (15-7, 10-4 RMAC) 25-23 and 25-19. The Rangers came out a fire in set number three and hit .444 for the set. Regis led just 9-8 before going on an 8-1 run to lead 17-9 en route to a 25-17 win.
The Rangers led in set four for most of it including a 24-21 lead late in the set. Two UCCS kills and a ball-handling error by the Rangers forced extra points after a 24-24 tie. UCCS scored back-to-back points to take a 26-25 lead. Breaux tied the game with another kill and fellow freshman Katie Klein put down one of her 16 kills to take a one-point lead. A UCCS attack error ended the set at 28-26 and a deciding fifth set.
The Rangers proved again that no team wants to go to five sets against RU improving to 5-0 on the season. Regis led 7-6 midway through the deciding set when senior Makayla Higgins scored the next two points on a kill and a service ace. UCCS had an attack error before Breaux finished off the Mountain Lions with two straight kills and a third for the 15th and final point of the set for Regis.
Regis had 74 kills for the match to just 54 for UCCS. Regis was also able to out-block the RMAC leaders 11-8 including six and two of them being solo by junior Lauren Flanagan.
Breaux hit .393 (30-6-61) while also getting two service aces and a part of three blocks. Klein put down 16 kills and grabbed seven digs. Higgins had 10 kills while senior Caitlin McDonnell chipped in with eight kills.
Freshman Jaclyn Williamson had a career-best 64 assists while also getting 13 digs and three blocks. Junior Sage Martinson had a game-high 22 digs with Higgins getting 11 and sophomore Maya Kirkeby garnering 10. McDonnell was part of five blocks including one solo.
Breaux's 33.5 points scored sets a Regis school match record, since 2003.
Regis and Colorado Mines are currently tied for the RMAC lead with just two weekends to go.
Regis will travel out of conference to take on Division I foe Wyoming on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.