LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team (23-7 overall, 12-5 Mountain West) closes out the regular season in Fort Collins, Colo., on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT against No. 9 Colorado State (28-2 overall, 16-1 MW). UW is looking for its first win at CSU since 1996.
Wyoming made history with its win over San José State last weekend, winning a school-record 12th conference match of the season. UW also secured a .500 record on the road for the first time since the 2011 season.
The Cowgirls are hitting .274 (1522-506-3704) on the season ranking second in the MW and 13th in the nation. If the season were to end today the Cowgirls would have a school record for single-season hitting percentage. Senior Erin Kirby and sophomore Laura Beach could also become the first players in UW history to hit more than .400 in a season.
About Colorado State: The Rams head into Wednesday's match ranked No. 9 in the latest AVCA Coaches' Poll. The Rams won their sixth-straight Mountain West Championship with their win Saturday against Nevada. The Rams lead the MW and rank ninth in the nation in hitting percentage at .283 (1416-463-3372). Colorado State is holding opponents to a .135 hitting percentage, which leads the MW. CSU also leads the league in kills at 14.30 per set and assists at 13.36 per frame. Defensively, the Rams rank fourth in the MW in digs at 14.65 per set. CSU also ranks fourth in the league in blocks at 2.73 per stanza. Senior Marlee Reynolds leads CSU in kills ranking fifth in the MW at 3.11 per set. Freshman Jasmine Hanna is sixth in the league in kills averaging 3.05 per frame. Senior Kelsey Snider ranks fourth in the MW in hitting percentage at .373. Senior Deedra Foss leads the MW and ranks third in the nation in assists at 11.75 per set. Defensively, junior Jamie Colaizzi is second in the MW in digs per set at 4.22 per frame. Snider leads CSU in blocks at 1.07 per set.