Zias drop pair in tourney

DURANGO, Colo. — Cami Johnson recorded 19 kills, including the game-winner in Game 5, as Dixie State College beat Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Fort Lewis Tournament.

Mariesa Nielson added 23 kills and six blocks for Dixie State in Dixie State’s 30-26, 20-30, 31-29, 19-30, 20-18 win.

Veronica Valdez led ENMU with a career-high 16 kills. Jessie Macknicki added 11 kills for the Zias, Megan Weitz had 10 kills and Grace Brandt dished up 29 assists.

The Zias (2-5) were swept by host Fort Lewis later, 30-20, 30-23, 30-25.

Valdez had 12 kills , while Macknicki and Caitlin Murphy had 10 kills apiece.

The Zias play Colorado State-Pueblo and Cal State-Dominguez Hills in tournament action today.