LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming volleyball team ran its home winning streak to 12 in a row with a three-set victory (25-19, 25-16, 25-23) over the UNLV Rebels on Saturday afternoon in Laramie. The Cowgirls are now 23-6 overall and 13-4 in MW play. The 13-conference wins are the most since not only becoming a member of the MW but in the programs history.
Junior Kayla Slofkiss and senior Bridget Shanahan each recorded a team-high ten kills while Slofkiss added 12 digs for her 13th double-double of the season. Senior libero Allison Waldvogel finished the night with a team leading 22 digs while Lily Austin recorded 14 digs against the Rebels. UW hit .210 (46-20-124) for the match and had ten total team blocks.
UNLV was led by junior Alyssa Wing with seven digs plus seven digs. Junior Carly Riehl and sophomore Alexis Patterson each recorded 13 digs a piece. The Rebels hit .062 (29-21-128) for the match.
Slofkiss and Shanahan paced the Cowgirls in the first set with four kills each while two players each recorded six digs. In the second set, Wyoming dominated from the first serve taking an 11-5 advantage to take the set 25-16. UW hit .367 (14-3-30) for the set compared -.086 (7-10-35) by the Rebels. The Cowgirls had to make a bit of a comeback in the third set after holding a lead the majority of the Way. A 10-3 run from the Rebels put them ahead by four, 22-18. Wyoming battled back and not only tied it up at 22 but scored the final three of four points to win the set and the match.
Prior to the match, Waldvogel was awarded the 2015 Mike English Volleyball Scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to the University of Wyoming women's volleyball senior with the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Wyoming will close out the regular season on Tuesday against the 13th ranked Colorado State Rams. The match is set for 6:30 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex. It will be the final home match for seniors Kayla Henderson, Bridget Shanahan and Allison Waldvogel.