Cowgirl Volleyball Falls In Close One To San Diego State

Oct. 13, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

* SAN DIEGO STATE at WYOMING - San Diego State 3-2 - Box Score

With a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth game, the Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team fell in five games to the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night in Laramie.

The Cowgirls took the first and third games 15-9 and 15-6, but fell short in games two, four and five, 15-7, 15-12, 15-8.

Freshman Aspen McPartland led the way for San Diego State with 15 kills and 14 digs. Overall, the Aztecs hit .194 (67-34-170) on the night, and had 60 digs.

The Cowgirls were led by senior Melody Friehauf, who notched 18 kills, twoblock solos and hit .448. Wyoming hit only .167 on the night, and had eight total team blocks.

"I saw a team that was really afraid to lose, and playing that way," said head coach Susan Judge. "We talk and talk about it, and we know that's a thing young teams can do, but they haven't made the effort to turn that around. We keep putting ourselves in a position to win, but we struggle with the pressure. It's disappointing, because this is a match that they worked hard all week to prepare for, and put themselves in a position to win. I have to give San Diego State credit, because they started playing some great defense, cleaned up their play, and we kind of went backwards."

The Cowgirls are now 7-14 on the season, and 1-5 in Mountain West Conference play. They will host UNLV on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in the MPG.