Volleyball Closes Regular Season With Loss To Utah

Nov. 20, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - * Wyoming at Utah - Utah 3-0 - Box Score

The Cowgirl Volleyball team wasdefeated by the Utah Utes 11-15, 10-15 and 5-15 in Salt Lake CitySaturday night. This was the final regular season game of the seasonbefore the conference tournament.

The Utes were led by McKelle Stilson, who finished the night with 12kills and a .300 hitting percentage. As a team, Utah had 55 kills, fourtotal team blocks and a .340 hitting percentage.

Once again, the Cowgirls outblocked their opponent seven to four intotal team blocks. Always consistent middle blocker Melody Friehaufended the evening with 12 kills, three block assists and a .269 hittingpercentage.

The Cowgirls will now face the Brigham Young Cougars on Wednesday at7:00 p.m., in the first round of the Mountain West ConferenceTournament, which will be held in Provo, Utah.

Quotes from head coach Susan Judge

"I think we have signs of a real strong team, as we saw in the firstand second games up until points 10 and 11, and we can never seem tobreak out of it. We have the five point jinx on us, and that's when wehave to get tough be able to pass to the setter and run the offense. ButI did think we had some solid play, especially from our middles, bothput up good numbers, and Angel Whalen had a good night defensively. It'sdisappointing to lose a match like this, because we did have them on theropes, and we just weren't able to capitalize when we had a big lead.This should also give them confidence in what type of volleyball theycan play. We'll now have to regroup, and get ready for the next match."

P> November 24 (Wednesday)

1999 MWC Tournament at Provo, Utah

Wednesday, November 24

#3 Utah vs. #6 San Diego State - 11:30 a.m.
#2 Colorado State vs. #7 UNLV - 2:00 p.m.
#4 Air Force vs. #5 New Mexico - 4:30 p.m.
#1 BYU vs. #8 Wyoming - 7:00 p.m.

November 26 (Friday)

1999 MWC Tournament at Provo, Utah

Semifinals, 4:30 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

November 27 (Saturday)

1999 MWC Tournament at Provo, Utah

Championship, 4 p.m.