Oct. 30, 2009
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -
In their only match of the week, the Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team (10-15 overall, 1-10 in the Mountain West Conference) fell in three sets (22-25, 20-25, 20-25) against the Colorado State Rams (18-4 overall, 10-1 in the MWC), on Friday night, Ft. Collins.
Three players finished the night in kills led by Jodi Purdy. She recorded nine kills, eight digs, three block assists and a .280 (9-2-25) hitting percentage. Lauren Whitney had nine kills and nine digs, while JennaRae Jester had nine kills and three blocks. Wyoming hit .167 (31-14-102) for the match.
Colorado State was led by Danielle Minch who had 17 kills and a .419 (17-4-31) hitting percentage. Two players followed with nine kills each. The Rams hit .297 (49-16-111) for the match.
After the Rams scored the first point of the match, the Cowgirls scored the next six of eight to go up 6-3. Over the next several points, Wyoming continued to lead until CSU pulled to within one, 13-12. Wyoming scored the next four straight to extend the lead back to five, 17-12. Colorado State continued to chip away as they went on a 7-5 run to take a one point advantage, 19-18. They would never trail again as they scored the final six of ten to win the set, 25-22.
Colorado State took an early 4-1 lead to start the second set, which was answered by a 6-2 Cowgirl run to put them on top 7-6. They would extend the lead to three, 12-9. The Rams closed the gap and gained the four-point advantage, 17-13. Wyoming would score the next three points to pull within one, 17-16. Unfortunately, they would be outscored 8-4 the rest of the way to fall 25-20 in the set.
It was back and forth scoring to begin the third set until the Cowgirls took a small 8-6 lead. Colorado State went on a 5-2 run to go up one, 11-10. After Wyoming tied it up at 11, CSU scored the next seven of nine to extend the lead back to five, 18-13. The Cowgirls chipped away at the lead and went on a 5-1 run to pull within one, 19-18. Unfortunately, they couldn't make a comeback as the Rams won the set 25-20 and the match 3-0.
The Cowgirls will be at home next week for three matches. They will host the Colorado Christian Cougars, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the San Diego State Aztecs, on Thursday, Nov. 5, and the Air Force Academy Falcons, on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Tuesday and Thursday match will start at 7:00 p.m. while the Saturday match is slated to start at 7:30 p.m.