Cowgirls Visit Rebels to Open MWC Play

Sept. 21, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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    The Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team will open up 2009 Mountain West Conference play this week as they take on the UNLV Rebels, on Tuesday, September 22, in Las Vegas. The match is slated to begin at 8 p.m. MT.

    Wyoming enters the week with an 8-5 record overall after going 2-2 over the past weekend. The Cowgirls are currently led by freshman outside hitter Jodi Purdy who is averaging 3.48 kills and 2.50 digs per set. She is followed by Lauren Whitney and Dani Bedore. Whitney is averaging 2.28 kills, while Bedore is adding 2.16 kills and 1.70 digs per set.

    UNLV is currently 1-7 overall and 0-1 in the MWC. They are led by Cursty Jackson who is averaging 2.50 kills and almost one dig per set. They return four starters and 12 letterwinners to a team that went 16-14 overall and 9-7 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 30th meeting between the two schools. UNLV leads the series 18-11. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 13, 2008 as the Rebels defeated the Cowgirls 3-2 in Laramie.