Oct. 18, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team will step out of conference play for one match before heading out on the road in MWC play. The Cowgirls will host the Colorado Christian Cougars, on Tuesday, Oct. 19. The match is set for 7 p.m.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the match as the Cowgirls recognize October as breast cancer awareness month. The first 50 fans into the match will receive a free t-shirt.
They will then travel to Fort Collins to face the 15th ranked Colorado State Rams, on Friday, Oct. 22.
Wyoming enters the week with a 18-4 (.818) record overall and 4-3 in the MWC after splitting with New Mexico and TCU last week. The Cowgirls are currently led by sophomore Jodi Purdy who is averaging 3.35, which is fourth in the league, 2.47 digs and 4.15 points per set. She is followed by Lauren Whitney who is adding 2.42 kills and 2.16 digs. JennaRae Jester is averaging a team high 1.45 blocks, while Jadranka Tramosljanin in adding 4.44 digs per set. As a team, they are averaging 13.45 kills, 13.95 digs and 2.74 blocks per set. They rank first in aces and kills, while being second in assists and blocks.
The Cougars are currently 14-9 overall this season. CCU is led by Andi Weber who is averaging 3.34 kills and 1.96 digs per set. She is followed by Brooke Wittmayer who is adding 2.47 kills and 3.22 digs per set. They return five starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 5-28 overall and 1-18 in the RMAC a year ago.
This is second meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 1-0. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 3, 2009 as the Cowgirls defeated the Cougars, 3-1, in Laramie. Colorado Christian is led by Verlyn Rosenthal who is in his first season with the program.
The Rams are 17-2 overall, 7-0 in the Mountain West Conference and will play Denver before taking on the Cowgirls. They are currently ranked 15th in the AVCA Coaches Poll. CSU is led by Danielle Minch who is averaging 3.27 kills and 0.70 blocks per set. They return five starters and ten letterwinners to a team that went 25-6 overall and 15-1 in the Mountain West Conference a year ago.
This is 68th meeting between the two schools. CSU leads the series 49-18. The last time the two teams met was October 30, 2009 as the Rams defeated Wyoming, 3-0, in Ft. Collins. Colorado State is coached by Tom Hilbert who is in his 14th season with the program.