November 9, 1998
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Cowgirl volleyball team went 2-0 over the weekend, as they defeated the TCU Volleyfrogs and the SMU Mustangs.
The Cowgirls hosted the TCU Volleyfogs in the first match of the weekend. Game one saw the Cowgirls come out and dominate the Volleyfrogs early. Wyoming would blank TCU 15-0 in the first game. TCU would try to come out in game two with some fire by taking a 2-0 lead, but that didn't last long as the Cowgirls would go on a 5-0 run to take the 5-2 lead. They would eventually go on a 9-2 run to get it to game point 14-4. TCU would score four unanswered to get the score to 14-8, but Wyoming was too much as they would win the game 15-8. Game three looked very similar to game one as the Cowgirls would take the big lead 11-0. With the score at 12-1, the Volleyfrogs would make the game much closer than it actually was. They would go on a 8-2 run to get the score to 14-8. Wyoming would finish up the game 15-8 and the match 3-0. The Cowgirls were led by senior outside hitter Jami Laya, who had a team high 11 kills and a .450 hitting percentage, along with adding 13 digs. Senior outside hitter Anne Stohrer also contributed six kills, seven digs and hit .313 on the night.
In their second match of the weekend the Cowgirls took on the SMU Mustangs. The Cowgirls dominated the match from the first serve. Game one saw Wyoming jump out early to take an 11-2 lead. They would allow SMU to score only one more point to go for the victory 15-3. Game two was very similar with the Cowgirls taking the 7-4 lead. That was as close as the Mustangs would get as the Cowgirls would take the game 15-5. Game three looked to be very easy for Wyoming as they jumped to the early 6-0 lead. But the Mustangs would have a little left as they would go on a 6-0 run to tie the game. Scoring would continue to go back and forth with SMU eventually taking the lead 14-12, but the Cowgirls would have a comeback left as they scored four unanswered to take the game 16-14 and the match 3-0. The Cowgirls were once again led by senior outside hitter Jami Laya, who had 12 kills, 12 digs and hit .320. Sophomore middle blocker Melody Friehauf hit a team high .563, while adding 11 kills and three block solos.