Cowgirl Volleyball Returns To Mountain West Play This Weekend

Oct. 4, 2013


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The Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team (10-7 overall, 0-3 MW) will seek their first conference win as they return to Mountain West play on Saturday taking on the Nevada Wolf Pack (3-12, 0-3 MW). The match is set for a 3 p.m. MT. start in Reno. Wyoming is 5-0 all-time against the Wolf Pack in a series that dates back to 1983.

The Cowgirls swept a twin-bill at the UniWyo Sports Complex on Tuesday evening, as UW defeated Colorado in five sets (25-21,26-24,14-25,13-25,15-11) and Black Hills State in three sets (25-19, 25-22, 25-13). It was Wyoming's first win over Colorado since 1992.

Wyoming senior setter Rachel Keyes paced the Cowgirls on Tuesday recording a season-high 46 assists against Colorado. She currently ranks eighth in career assists at UW with 2,090. Keyes also added a season-high 15 digs against CU.

Nevada enters Saturday's contest with a 2-13 overall record, a 0-3 mark in Mountain West action and are on a six match losing streak. The Wolfpack fell to #17 Colorado State in four sets (22-25, 12-25, 25-17, 25-15They are led by junior Tessa Lea'ea who is averaging a team high 2.94 kills and 1.26 blocks per contest. Defensively, they are led by Kara Kasser with 140 digs (2.98 dps) while setter Dana Holt has recorded 340 assists (8.29 asps) on the season. As a team, they are averaging 10.26 kills and 2.12 blocks, which is seventh overall. This will be the sixth meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 5-0 between the two schools. The last time the two met was Oct. 25, 2012 as UW defeated the Wolf Pack 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 26-24) in Reno. Nevada is coached by Ruth Lawanson who is in her third season with the program.