ALAMOSA, Colo. (September 28, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball fought but could not get past Adams State University as the Grizzlies bested the Pack in four sets (22-25, 17-25, 25-20, 24-26) Friday at Plachy Hall Gym.
Brooke Schilling (So., Parker, Colo.) knocked down a team-high 16 kills for the Pack. Schilling hit .256 for the match and added four digs.
Grace Hern (Fr., Omaha, neb.) earned her fifth double-double of the season. Hern handed out 26 assists in three sets. She also collected 10 digs.
Fellow freshman, Berkley Hays (Dallas, Texas) amassed a match-high five blocks. Hays now has at least two rejections in each of her last six matches. She finished with four kills.
Sarah Vang (Jr., Parker, Colo.) and Grace Miles (So., Parker, Colo.) each collected eight kills. Vang narrowly missed a double-double with 13 digs. She also put down two service aces. Miles swatted her way to four blocks.
After dropping the first two sets, the Pack took control in set three. Down 12-8 in the third set, the Pack rattled off seven consecutive points with Vang at the service line.
The Grizzlies battled back and tied the set at 19. CSU-Pueblo responded with another 5-0 run that put them on the verge of set point. The Grizzlies fought off one set point, but the ThunderWolves would not be denied as Schilling put the third set away with a kill that gave the Pack a 25-20 win.
The ThunderWolves held set point in a very competitive fourth frame. The Pack led 24-23, but Adams State bounced back with the final three points to close out the match 3-1 and the set 26-24.
With a 2-6 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play, the ThunderWolves will set their sights on Fort Lewis University. The Pack will wrap up its four-match road trip with a visit to the Skyhawks Saturday at 5 p.m.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics