Cowgirl Volleyball Hits The Road For Two

Oct. 5, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Wyoming Volleyball will be back out on the road this week for two matches. The Cowgirls will take on the UNLV Rebels, on Thursday, Oct. 7. The match is set for 7:30 p.m. MT and will broadcast on The Mtn. Sports Network. They will wrap up the weekend on Saturday, Oct. 9, against the Air Force Academy Falcons. That match is set for 7 p.m. in Colorado Springs.

Wyoming enters the week with a 16-2 (.889) record overall and 2-1 in the MWC after a straight set victory over San Diego. The Cowgirls are currently led by sophomore Jodi Purdy who is averaging 3.30, which is fourth in the league, 2.33 digs and 4.13 points per set. She is followed by Lauren Whitney who is adding 2.51 kills and 2.25 digs. JennaRae Jester is averaging a team high 1.49 blocks, while Jadranka Tramosljanin in adding 4.62 digs per set. As a team, they are averaging 13.53 kills, 14.08 digs and 2.84 blocks per set. They rank first in assists, aces, kills and opponent hitting percentage, while being second in blocks.

The Rebels are 5-11 overall and 1-2 in conference play this season. UNLV is led by Sara Nehf who is averaging a team leading 3.19 kills per set. She is followed by Kelsey Keeler who is adding 2.29 kills and 1.85 digs per set. They return two starters and six letterwinners to a team that went 8-19 overall and 5-11 in the Mountain West Conference a year ago. This is 32nd meeting between the two schools.

Wyoming leads the series 19-12. The last time the two teams met was November 19, 2009 as the Cowgirls defeated the Rebels, 3-0, in Laramie. UNLV is coached by Allison Keeley who is in her seventh season with the program and her tenth overall.

The Falcons are 3-13 overall, 0-3 in the MWC and will take on the Colorado State Rams on Thursday night before facing the Cowgirls. Air Force is led by Caroline Kurtz who is averaging 3.62 kills and 2.38 digs per set. She is followed by Nichole Stillwell who is adding 2.55 kills and almost one block per set. They return five starters and 13 letterwinners to a team that went 8-21 overall and 0-16 in the Mountain West Conference a year ago.

This is 31st meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 25-5. The last time the two teams met was November 7, 2009 as the Cowgirls defeated the Falcons, 3-0, in Laramie. Air Force is coached by Matt McShane who is in his first season with the program.