Volleyball Falls Short Against Brigham Young

Oct. 23, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - * BYU at Wyoming - BYU 3-0 - Box Score

The University of Wyoming Cowgirlvolleyball team came up short against the eighth ranked BYU Cougars15-8, 15-7 and 15-11. The Cougars were led by sophomore middle blockerNina Puikkonen, who finished the night with 15 kills, eight total blocksand hit .538 for the match. Junior outside hitter Jamie Burke led theway for the Cowgirls with 13 kills and hit .345. The Cowgirls are now8-13 overall and 2-5 in the conference.

Quotes from head coach Susan Judge

?Well, I think that our passing started to come along in the thirdgame, and that showed we can hit with the best of them. Brigham Youngputs up a big block, but we can be crafty when we need to. I was reallyproud of Michele Keller in that third game. She came in and did somethings offensively, as far as using the block, skills that you wouldhope that they would eventually develop, and as a freshman it's nice tosee her doing that. Melody Friehauf and Rachel Lau also had good matchesfor us offensively, both hitting around the .350 mark. We didn't playlike that in the first two games, it was something we built up to, andwe started to realize that BYU is not unbeatable.?