Sept. 21, 2002
vs Texas-Pan American W 3-1
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - In their final match of theIslander Classic, the Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team (11-2 overall, 0-1MWC) continued their winning ways after a four game victory (30-23,30-22, 28-30, 30-14) over the UT Pan American Lady Broncs (3-11overall), on Saturday afternoon.
Wyoming opened up the first game of the match with a 9-4 lead, and heldonto a three to four point advantage throughout, despite a couple ofruns to close the gap by a determined UT Pan American team. But with thescore 21-19 in favor of Wyoming, the Cowgirls outscored the Lady Broncs,9-4, to take the game 30-23.
The Lady Broncs came out fired up in the second game by taking theearly 6-1 lead. A 12-3 run by the Cowgirls not only tied the game, butput them on top 13-9. They continued to build upon that lead holding upto an eight point lead at one time, and outscored UTPA the final five ofseven points to take the game 30-22 and a 2-0 lead in the match.
Both teams matched each other point for point for the majority of thethird game with neither one getting a lead larger than two or threepoints. With the game at 17-17, UTPA seemed to take control after asmall run to go up 21-18, but the Cowgirls continued hanging around totie it up at 23. The Lady Broncs would eventually pull out the 30-28victory to force a fourth game.
The Cowgirls were determined to close out the match in four games andit showed. They started by taking a 17-1 lead, before the Lady Broncsscored another point. Wyoming would win the game 30-14 and take thematch 3-1.
With an overall mark of 11-2, the Cowgirls now have the best start inschool history through 13 matches. The previous best mark was 10-3. Theyalso have a current winning streak of seven matches, which is thelongest since the 1989 season when the team won 13 in a row.
The Cowgirls will finish up their pre-season non-conference schedulenext week at the Cornell Big Red Invitational in Ithaca, N.Y. They willface Niagara, on Friday night at 3:00 p.m. MT, Seton Hall, on Saturdaymorning, at 9:30 a.m. MT and will close out the weekend with a match upagainst the Cornell Big Red, on Saturday night, at 5:00 p.m. MT.