Cowgirl Volleyball Team Goes 3-0 in Winning the Cowgirl Classic

September 12, 1998


The Cowgirls went 3-0 over the weekend as they hosted the Cowgirl Classic. In the first match of the tournament the Cowgirls took on the Denver Pioneers. Wyoming got off to a slow start, falling behind early in the first game 2-7. But the Cowgirls stormed back scoring 13 unanswered points to take game one 15-7. The Cowgirls dominated game two by winning decisively 15-1. In game three Denver jumped out to a early 5-1 lead, but once again Wyoming had an answer to take the game 15-7 and the match 3-0. Wyoming was led by junior middle blocker Jessica Zehr, who had six kills, five digs and two block assists.

In the second match of the day the Cowgirls took on the Idaho State Bengals. Wyoming dominated the match as they went on to defeat ISU 3-0. The Cowgirls were led by sophomore Melody Friehauf, who had 19 kills and a .655 hitting percentage.

In their final match of the weekend the Cowgirls took on the Purdue Boilermakers. Wyoming jumped out early in the match by taking the first game 15-5. In game two Purdue tried to make a comeback by jumping ahead early. With Purdue ahead in the game 14-10, the Cowgirls scored six unanswered to take the second game 16-14. In game three the Cowgirls cruised winning the game 15-4 and the match 3-0. Wyoming was led by senior outside hitter Jami Laya, who had 13 kills and nine digs. Wyoming as a team hit .286 and added 11 service aces. Jami Laya made the all-tournament team and Melody Friehauf was the tournament MVP.