Eastern’s slide continues

CNJ staff

CANYON, Texas — Southeastern Oklahoma kept the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team reeling on Saturday, sending the Zias to a 30-15, 25-30, 30-27, 30-23 setback in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic.

After getting dominated in the first game, the Zias got five kills each from junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins to pull even at a game apiece. But the Savage Storm (7-6) went on to take the next two games.

Macknicki finished with 19 kills and 14 digs for the Zias (3-10), who lost their eighth consecutive match. Adkins posted 15 kills — the third time in the last five matches she’s had at least that many — while freshman middle blocker Megan Kazakoff added 11 kills and junior setter Stephanie Willett added 16 digs and 26 assists.