Nov. 7, 2003
FT. COLLINS, Colo. - The Cowgirl volleyball team (14-13 overall, 3-9 in the MWC) fell in four games (17-30, 30-24, 21-30, 19-30) to the Colorado State Rams (21-4 overall, 12-0 in the MWC) on Friday night in Ft. Collins.
It was all Rams to begin the match as they jumped out to a 11-3 lead, which included a 9-1 run. Wyoming struggled to get anything going offensively scoring only five points through the first 20 scored as Colorado State widened their margin to 13 points, 18-5. The Cowgirls scored four points to pull within ten unfortunately the deficit and CSU were too much to overcome. The Rams out scored UW 11-8 to win game one, 30-17.
Neither team really took control to begin game two as they traded points back and forth. With it all tied up at ten all, the Cowgirls went on a 6-1 run to take their first lead of the match 16-11. The Rams fought back to pull within one, 18-17, but Wyoming responded by scoring the next five of seven to regain a four point lead. Despite several comeback runs from CSU, the Cowgirls held their ground and came away with the 30-24 win in the second game.
Game three almost mirrored the start of the previous game as the scoring went back and forth with neither gaining a big advantage until a 5-2 run from the Rams gave them a 12-8 lead. The Cowgirls pulled to within two, but CSU responded by scoring the next nine of thirteen points to regain a 21-14 advantage. Wyoming continued to battle and managed to score seven more points, but the Rams took the game 30-21 and a 2-1 lead in the match.
Colorado State took the lead from the beginning of the fourth game, 9-3. Unwilling to give up, the Cowgirls battled back to close within six points, but the Rams responded with a 6-2 run to go back up 21-11. Despite playing even with CSU in the final part of the game, Wyoming would still fall 30-19 and 3-1 in the match.
Freshman Andrea Seele led all Cowgirls with ten kills, along with four digs and four block assists. As a team, they struggled hitting only .094 (42-29-138) for the match.
The Cowgirls will now travel to Idaho to face the Boise State Broncos, on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., in Boise.