Wyoming Volleyball Ends Road Trip With Loss

Nov. 13, 2004

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PROVO, Utah (Nov. 13, 2004) - The Cowgirl Volleyball Team (13-13 overall, 6-8 in the MWC) finished up the regular season with a three game loss (18-30, 20-30, 23-30) to the BYU Cougars (17-10 overall, 9-5 in the MWC), on Saturday night in Provo.

It continued to be an offensive struggle for the Cowgirls as they could only manage a .134 (36-19-127) hitting percentage compared to .374 (60-14-123) by the Cougars. They were freshman Rachel Smith, who recorded a team high nine kills, and hit .241 (9-2-29) for the match. She was followed by Andrea Seele with six kills and Shelby Heggie with five. Senior Sara Maytorena led the way with ten digs, along with her four kills.

One highlight in the match for the Cowgirls was senior setter Amy Doman. With 30 assists in the match, she overtook first place all-time in school history with 4,791. The previous mark was 4,767, which was held by Chris Lambert who held the record since 1986.

Three players finished the match with double-figures in kills for BYU, including April Varner. She finished with a match high 17 kills, seven digs and hit .500 (17-1-32). Lindsey Metcalf recorded 12 kills and 12 digs, while Lexi Brown chipped in 11 kills. The Cougars showed their dominance in the middle as they out blocked the Cowgirls 11-5.

Wyoming will head to the Mountain West Conference Championships next week in Ft. Collins. The tournament will run from Thursday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Nov. 20. The Cowgirls will know tomorrow night, who they will play and what seed they will go in as.