Cowgirls Close Out Regular Season With A Victory

Nov. 10, 2001

Laramie, Wyo. -- In convincing fashion, the WyomingCowgirl Volleyball Team (9-14 overall, 4-10 in the MWC) closed out theregular conference season with a three game sweep, 30-16, 30-27, 30-21,over the Air Force Academy Falcons (2-20 overall, 0-14 in the MWC).

The Cowgirls dominated the match from the beginning, trailing only onetime during the entire match. Air Force made it interesting in thesecond game, but Wyoming was just to strong.

Air Force was led by Delavane Diaz, who finished the night with a teamhigh 21 kills and .208 hitting percentage. As a team, the Falconsstruggled hitting only .090 (37-26-122) and recording five total teamblocks.

Senior Rachel Lau closed out her last match at home by leading theCowgirls with 14 kills and a .367 (14-3-30) hitting percentage. SaraMaytorena and Jill Roslund also recorded ten kills, while Maytorena ledthe team with 13 digs. Wyoming finished the evening hitting .263(51-20-118), plus recording six total team digs.

"I'm just thankful for the win tonight," said head coach SusanSteadman. "We all knew we needed a victory and wanted to end the regularseason with a win going into the conference tournament. The tournamentis a whole new season and that is what we will focus on after we enjoythis one tonight."

The Cowgirls will begin MWC tournament play on Thursday, Nov. 15, inProvo, Utah. Wyoming will likely be seeded sixth, and an opponent hasnot been determined.