Cowgirls Fall in Five to Rebels

Oct. 27, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

*UNLV def. Wyoming 3-2 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team(8-10, 3-6) fell in five games to the UNLV Rebels (8-10, 5-7), onSaturday night. The game scores were 30-24, 20-30, 30-32, 30-28 and16-14 in the final game.

The Rebels were led Patricia Assuncao, who finished the night with ateam high 23 kills and a .319 hitting percentage. As a team, UNLV hit.311 (74-24-161), along with seven total team blocks.

Four players had double-figure kill nights for the Cowgirls, includingsophomore Melissa Robinett. She finished with a career high 20 kills,plus six digs and five block assists. Senior Rachel Lau also recorded 20kills and a .385 hitting percentage. The Cowgirls finished the nightwith nine total team blocks and a .236 (71-30-174) hitting percentage.

"Besides the first game, we put ourselves in a position to win thismatch," said head coach Susan Steadman. "We had leads and chancesthroughout and we brokedown. I don't want to blame youth or make anyexcuses, but it is certainly a frustrating element and component of ourteam right now. This is a very tough loss to swallow, because this is amatch we should of had. I don't think we played poorly, we made mistakesat wrong times, but looking at the stats there are some good numbers."

The Cowgirls will be on the road next week as they face the Universityof Utah, on Friday night, at 7:00 p.m., and Brigham Young, on Saturdaynight, at 7:00 p.m.