Volleyball Downed In Five By Weber State

Oct. 30, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Weber State at Wyoming - Weber State 3-2 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Teamdidn't have enough in the end to pull out a five game match with theWeber State Wildcats on Saturday night. The Wildcats would take the match with scores of4-15, 15-13, 9-15, 15-11 and the fifth game 16-14.

Freshman outside hitter Holly Alsup was the spark off the bench for theWildcats. She finished the night with a team leading 16 kills and 12digs. For the match, Weber State hit .218 and had five total teamblocks.

Wyoming finished the night with four Cowgirls having double-figure killnights. Junior Melody Friehauf had 21 kills, four block assists and hit.375 on the night. Sophomore Rachel Lau finished the match with 15 killsand five digs. The Cowgirls hit .253 and out blocked their opponent with12 total team blocks.

The Cowgirls are now 8-15 overall, and 2-6 in the Mountain WestConference. They will continue conference play on the road next weekagainst New Mexico and Air Force.

Quotes from head coach Susan Judge

?I think part of our problem was our inability to motivate ourselvesafter we won the first and third games. You obviously want it to be apositive thing when you win, and not to relax and keep pushing forward,but that was an element to why we were so up and down.?

?Statistically, we out hit them, had more kills, digs, blocks, and ahigher hitting percentage, so when you look at the stats it looks likewe should have won the match. However, I think we had some little thingshere and there, some of the intangibles that we didn't take care of. Ifeel our outsides could of had a better match. They tried to createthings that weren't there, instead of playing the way they are capable.I do think the middles had a great night offensively. Our blockingshould have pulled us out of this match, but we didn't get it together.We blocked in spurts, and we should have been able to stop theiroutsides, but we couldn't get it done.?