Cowgirl Volleyball Dominates In Opening Match of Tournament

Sept. 9, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball team improved to 3-2 overall after an impressive three-game win (30-9, 30-21, 30-17) over the Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers (2-4 overall) in the opening match of the 2005 Mean Green Classic in Denton, Texas.

Three Cowgirls finished the match with seven kills, including junior Kaylan McGary. She had seven kills two block assists and hit a team high .875 (7-0-8). Both Emily Veenker and Angie Hellbaum also recorded seven kills. Freshman Carissa Lee had a team high 11 digs. The Cowgirls won the match hitting a season high .405 (42-8-84), while recording seven total team blocks.

"We played very well today, and really improved offensively from the last match," said head coach Pat Stangle. "We came out efficient from the start and really executed our game plan. It will be good match against North Texas, who should be a challenge."

The Cowgirls came out fired up as they jumped to an early 10-2 advantage. That lead would reach double-digits as the Lady Panthers really struggled to score points. In fact, they would only manage to score nine in the entire game as Wyoming would win 30-9.

Game two started off very similar to the first as the Cowgirls took a 12-3 lead. Prairie View would battle their way back with a 7-3 run to pull within five, but Wyoming extended the lead back up to 19-11. The Lady Panthers would never get any closer than five points as UW won the game 30-21 to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

It was all Wyoming in game three as they took control early and never looked back. At one point, they would be up by as many as15 points. In the end, they wrapped up the game 30-17 and the match 3-0.

The Cowgirls will play again tonight at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time against the North Texas Mean Green.