Cowgirls Host Rams Friday Night

Oct. 23, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team will be at home for one match this weekend as they host the 16th ranked Colorado State Rams, on Friday, October 24. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex.

Live online video and stats of the match can be followed on this web site via Wyoming All-Access.

"The players are fired up and ready to go this weekend against Colorado State," said UW head coach Carrie Yerty. "They are excited to play at home in front of a great crowd. CSU is going to be a challenge, but I think we will be up to the task."

Wyoming enters the week with a 3-14 (.176) record overall and a 2-6 mark in Mountain West Conference play after losses against San Diego State and UNLV last weekend. The Cowgirls are currently led by outside hitter Dani Bedore who is averaging 3.06 kills, which is sixth in the MWC, and 1.59 digs per set. She is followed by Lauren Whitney who is adding 2.76 kills and almost one dig per set. As a team, they are averaging 9.40 kills and 9.21 digs per set.

The Rams enter the week 17-2 overall, 7-1 in the MWC and ranked 16th in the AVCA Coaches Poll this season. They are led by Jaime Strauss, who is averaging 3.51 kills and 1.68 digs per set, while Mekana Barnes is adding 3.22 kills and 1.39 blocks per set. Colorado State returns five starters and ten letterwinners on a team that went 23-8 overall and 13-3 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 65th meeting between the two teams. CSU leads the series 46-18. The last time the two teams met was September 26 as the Rams defeated the Cowgirls 3-2 in Ft. Collins. CSU is coached by Tom Hilbert who is in his 12th season with the program.