Volleyball Loses to CSU in Five

November 16, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowgirls went 0-1 over the weekend as they were defeated by the Colorado State Rams on Thursday, November 12, in Ft. Collins. The loss drops UW's record to 14-12 overall, 9-3 in WAC play. The win by CSU brought their division leading record to 22-5 overall, 11-1 in WAC play.

Game one started out very evenly with the Cowgirls taking the 7-4 lead. Colorado State would have a comeback as they would go on an 11-0 run to take the first game 15-7. Wyoming had only 14 kills and hit .114 for the game.

The Cowgirls jumped out to the 4-0 lead in game two. But the Rams would comeback to tie and take the 9-6 lead. CSU would have a 12-9 lead, but the Cowgirls would comeback to make the score 12-11. With the score 14-11, The Cowgirls would hold off two CSU game points, but it wasn't enough as the Rams would win 15-12.

Game three proved to be just as competitive as the first two games. The score would go back and forth, with Colorado State taking a 13-9 lead. But the Cowgirls also had a comeback in them as they would go on a 7-1 run to win the game 16-14.

In game four, Wyoming dominated the game early on. Their largest lead was 13-5, but CSU would go on a 6-1 run to get as close as 14-10. Wyoming would win the game 15-10 and force a game five.

In game 5 the Cowgirls fell behind early and never could regain their footing. Hitting a negative .042, Wyoming would fall in the fifth 7-15 and the match 2-3.

Wyoming was led by sophomore middle blocker Melody Friehauf, who tallied 18 kills, two block solos and three block assists.