Cowgirls Swept By Top Ranked Rams

Oct. 19, 2001

*Colorado State def. Wyoming 3-0 - Box Score

Ft. Collins, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2001) -- The Wyoming Cowgirl VolleyballTeam (8-8 overall, 3-4 in the MWC) was swept by the 8th ranked ColoradoState Rams (16-0, 7-0 in the MWC), on Friday night, 30-13, 30-16 and30-20.

After a 3-3 early score in the first game, Colorado State would go on a14-4 run to up the lead to 17-7. They would continue to dominate onlyallowing the Cowgirls to score six more points and winning game one30-13.

The Rams started of game two the way they ended the first by scoringpoints to take a 12-6 lead. The Cowgirls could only get as close as fivepoints down, as CSU took the game 30-16 and a 2-0 lead in the match. The Cowgirls tried to keep it close in the third game and at one pointwere only down two points, 19-21. But, the Rams were too tough as theyclosed out the game, 30-20, and the match, 3-0.

Colorado State was led by Soraya Santos, who led the team with 11 killsand a .474 hitting percentage As a team, they recorded 11 total teamblocks and hit .452 (47-9-84) for the evening.

Freshman Sara Maytorena was the leader in kills for the Cowgirls withseven. The Cowgirls had a rough night hitting only .065 (28-22-93) andrecording three total team blocks.

"It's time for Wyoming to regain our team chemistry," said head coachSusan Steadman. "Over the last couple of weeks, we have been playing asindividuals and not working as hard as we usually do in practice.

Tomorrow's practice will be the first step in getting back to being theteam we want to finish the season as. Colorado State is a very goodteam, but we need to enter every match with a fierce attitude and putourselves on the line. We have a lot left in the second part of theconference season, and we intend accomplishing all of our goals."

The Cowgirls now fall to 8-8 overall and 3-4 in the conference. Theywill host San Diego State and UNLV next weekend in Laramie.