Volleyball Defeated By Third Ranked CSU

Oct. 20, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - * COLORADO STATE at WYOMING - Colorado State 3-0 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Teamfell to the nationally third ranked Colorado State Rams in three games Fridaynight in Laramie.

The match was very similar to the one played in Ft. Collins with theexact scores of 15-4, 15-12 in the Rams favor through the first twogames. Game three started the same with the Cowgirls gaining a 7-2advantage. The Rams would come back tying the score at seven, and thentaking the lead. They would eventually go on to win the game 15-11, andthe match 3-0.

Senior Krista Swartzendruber led the way for the Rams with 14 kills,and five digs. Soraya Santos and Angela Knopf also added 11 and tenkills, along with .474 and .615 hitting percentages respectively.

The Cowgirls were led by senior outside hitter Jamie Burke, who tallied12 kills, five digs, one block solo and two block assists. The Cowgirlsfinished the night with 12 total team blocks, but hit a disappointing.108 on the night.

"We competed as hard as we could tonight," said head coach Susan Judge."You take away a few of the errors we made, and maybe we have a fewgames in our pocket and we're going to five. But the best thing aboutthis match for Wyoming is that we competed much harder than we have. Weplay in a good conference, and you can't go out and give a 50% effortand expect to win matches. I'm disappointed in the way we came out inthe first game, but unbelievably proud of the way they played andcompeted in the second and third games. It should be a big confidencebooster going into next week with big matches that we are capable ofwinning."

The Cowgirls are now 8-16 overall and 1-7 in the MWC. They willcontinue conference play next week in Utah with matches against BrighamYoung and Utah.