Cowgirls Fall To Top Ranked Rams, 3-0

Nov. 6, 2001

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Laramie, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team(8-13 overall and 3-9 in the MWC) fell in three games to the eighthranked Colorado State Rams (21-1 overall and 11-1 in the MWC), 30-20,30-22 and 30-20, on Tuesday night in Laramie.

Colorado State had three players in double-figures, including seniorAngela Knopf. She finished the night with a team leading 14 kills and.684 hitting percentage. As a team, the Rams hit .355 (56-17-110), whilenotching 12 total team blocks.

Senior Rachel Lau continues her hot hitting, as she led the Cowgirlswith 11 kills and a .346 (11-2-26) hitting percentage. Unfortunately,Wyoming struggled hitting only .099 (31-21-101) on the evening, alongwith recording only four total team blocks.

"I feel a lot better than I did the last time we played ColoradoState," said head coach Susan Steadman. "I thought we competed welltonight and gave a really good effort. It was nice to see them puttingin subs to correct their mistakes, instead of putting in subs becausethey were beating us. We did some really good things, unfortunately someof our numbers weren't very promising. Rachel Lau continues to performlike an upperclassman, and really had a good match. I'm proud of how sheis playing and closing out her senior campaign on a good note. We stillneed to have consistency from certain players on the floor, and we'restill looking for those young kids to step up and be reliable. "

The Cowgirls will close out the regular conference season this weekendat home. They will host New Mexico on Friday night and the Air ForceAcademy on Saturday night, before heading into next weeks conferencetournament.