Cowgirl Volleyball To Host Falcons and Rebels

Nov. 3, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team return home this week for two conference matches. They are set to host the Air Force Academy Falcons, on Thursday night, followed by the UNLV Rebels, on Saturday afternoon. The first match is slated for 7:00 p.m. while the Saturday match is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Live stats of the matches can be followed on www.wyomingathletics.com.

Wyoming enters the week with a 19-6 (.760) record overall and 4-5 in the MWC after a four set loss against the San Diego State Aztecs on Thursday night. The Cowgirls are currently led by sophomore Jodi Purdy who is averaging 3.25, which is tied for fifth in the league, 2.56 digs and 4.04 points per set. She is followed by Lauren Whitney who is adding 2.54 kills and 2.02 digs. JennaRae Jester is averaging a team high 1.43 blocks, while Jadranka Tramosljanin in adding 4.26 digs per set. As a team, they are averaging 13.28 kills, 13.71 digs and 2.69 blocks per set.

The Falcons are 4-19 overall and 1-9 in the MWC. Air Force is led by Caroline Kurtz who is averaging 3.58 kills and 2.49 digs per set. She is followed by Nichole Stillwell who is adding 2.46 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 32nd meeting between the two schools.

Wyoming leads the series 26-5. The last time the two teams met was October 9, 2010 as the Cowgirls defeated the Falcons, 3-0, in Colorado Springs. Air Force is coached by Matt McShane who is in his first season with the program.

The Rebels are 8-16 overall, 3-7 in conference play and will play Colorado State on Thursday before taking on the Cowgirls. UNLV is led by Sara Nehf who is averaging a team leading 3.26 kills per set. She is followed by Kelsey Keeler who is adding 2.21 kills and 1.84 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 33rd meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 19-13. The last time the two teams met was Oct. 7, 2010 as the Rebels defeated the Cowgirls, 3-2, in Las Vegas. UNLV is coached by Allison Keeley who is in her seventh season with the program and her tenth overall.