Wyoming Volleyball on the Road For Two Matches

Oct. 7, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team will be out on the road this week for two Mountain West Conference match-ups. They will face the Air Force Academy Falcons, on Thursday, October 8, and the San Diego State Aztecs, on Saturday, October 10. The Air Force match is slated for 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Mtn. Sports Network (Channel 412 on Bresnan Cable in Laramie). The Aztecs match is set to begin at 2 p.m. MT in San Diego.

Wyoming enters the week with a 9-9 record overall and 0-4 in the MWC. The Cowgirls are currently led by freshman outside hitter Jodi Purdy who is averaging 3.51 kills and 2.40 digs per set. She is followed by Dani Bedore and Lauren Whitney. Bedore is averaging 2.43 kills and 1.79 digs, while Whitney is adding 2.27 kills. As a team, the Cowgirls are hitting .200 (860-394-2331) and averaging 12.46 kills and 13.09 digs per set.

The Falcons are currently 8-9 overall and 0-5 in the MWC. They are led by Carolina Kurtz who is averaging 3.15 kills and 2.66 digs per set. Air Force returns three starters and 12 letterwinners to a team that went 5-24 overall and 0-16 in the MWC a year ago.

This is 29th meeting between the two teams. Wyoming leads the series 23-5. The last time the two teams met was Oct. 20, 2008 as the Cowgirls defeated the Falcons 3-1 in Laramie. Air Force is coached by Penny Lucas-White who is in her 14th season with the program.

The Aztecs are currently 6-9 overall, 1-4 in the MWC and will play Colorado State before taking on the Cowgirls. They are led by Kelsey Manasco who is averaging 2.50 kills and 1.83 digs per set. San Diego State returns four starters and nine letterwinners to a team that went 9-17 overall and 6-10 in the MWC a year ago. This is 37th meeting between the two teams. SDSU leads the series 27-9. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 15, 2008 as Cowgirls defeated the Aztecs 3-1 in Laramie. San Diego State is coached by Deitre Collins-Parker who is in her first season with the program.