Volleyball Falls In Four To Aztecs

Nov. 11, 2000


* WYOMING at SAN DIEGO STATE - San Diego State 3-1 - Box Score

Despite a season high 19 totalteam blocks, the Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team fell in their regularseason finale to the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday night.

Game one saw the Aztecs jump out to an early 4-1 lead, but Wyoming hungtough tieing the score at four all, even taking a 6-4 advantage.Unfortunately for the Cowgirls, San Diego State would go on an 11-3 runto take the game, 15-9. The Cowgirls came out with a little moreintensity in game two with a 6-3 early lead. San Diego State would havea come back scoring the next six of seven points to take a 9-7advantage, which was all they needed. The Aztecs would win the game 15-7and take a 2-0 lead in the match. In game three, the Cowgirls lookeddown and out falling behind 9-4. But they would go on an 11-3 run totake the game 15-12. Despite a good effort, Wyoming couldn't overcome asecond 9-4 disadvantage in the fourth game. They would fall in the game15-5 and the match 3-1.

Senior Amy Hallquist was the driving force behind the Aztecs, as shefinished with 14 kills, 11 digs and hit .242. The Aztecs hit .245 forthe match, along with 11 total team blocks.

Wyoming was led by senior outside hitter Jamie Burke, who notched 15kills, 11 digs and hit .324. Senior middle blocker Melody Friehauf alsoadded 11 kills, eight block assists and hit .308. As a team, theCowgirls finished the night hitting .203 and a season high 19 total teamblocks.

"I thought we played a pretty nice match tonight," said head coachSusan Judge. "Unfortunately, we weren't playing consistently enough andplayed in spurts. Our blocking was pretty hot and did provide a goodspark for us, we just didn't get things going as quickly as we needed tooffensively until the later part of the match. Had that happened thefirst two games we could have pulled out a cleaner hitting percentage.But, I think overall it was a good performance for us, and we need tocontinue to become more consistent and not break down at key times."

The Cowgirls finish the regular season 10-21 overall and 2-12 in theMountain West Conference. They will begin Mountain West ConferenceTournament play on Thurs., Nov. 16, in Ft. Collins, Colo.