Oct. 5, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
*BYU def. Wyoming 3-0 - Box Score
Despite a good effort, the WyomingCowgirl Volleyball Team (6-5, 1-2) fell in three games to the 14thranked Brigham Young Cougars (10-1, 4-0), on Friday night, in Laramie.
Game one saw the Cowgirls fall behind early, 7-2. But they would runoff six straight points to take the lead, 8-7. The game stayed closethroughout until BYU took the lead 19-18, went on a 11-6 run and tookthe game 30-24.
The second game almost mirrored the first with BYU taking the earlyadvantage. The Cowgirls would tie the score three times during the game,but couldn't finish it out going down 30-27.
Wyoming wouldn't give up, hanging tough in the third game, but itwouldn't be enough as the Cougars took the game 30-24 and the match 3-0.
Brigham Young was led by junior outside hitter Sunny Mahe, who finishedwith a team leading 15 kills and a .542 hitting percentage (15-2-24).The Cougars hit .211 on the night, along with 12 total team blocks.
"Tonight was really a matter of us sleeping on defense," said headcoach Susan Steadman. "Against a team like BYU that can attack the ballso well, you can't do that. We had a tendency to relax, some blockingassignments were missed and it was a matter of a few points that wemissed in order to take a game. We did some good things, but ourblocking wasn't were it needed to be. Overall, I was proud of the waythey competed and it was a good effort. We just need to continuebuilding on the intensity we are bringing to the court and our outcomemay be different against these ranked teams."
The Cowgirls are now 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the Mountain WestConference. They will host Utah tomorrow night, at 7:00 p.m., in theMPG.