Skyhawks sneak past Pack with sweep

Skyhawks sneak past Pack with sweep

DURANGO, Colo. (September 29, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball concluded its four-match road trip with a three-set loss to Fort Lewis College (17-25, 23-25, 15-25), Saturday at FLC Whalen Gymnasium.

Maddy Wisniewski (So., Highlands Ranch, Colo.) smacked down a career-best eight kills in two sets. Wisniewski also hit .375, the best percentage of Pack outside hitters.

Kelsey Bell (Jr., Los Lunas, N.M.) led the Pack with 17 assists in two assists. Bell collected six digs. She also put down two kills and hit .667. Grace Hern (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) accumulated 10 digs in her only se.

Brooke Schilling (So.,  Parker, Colo.) led the Pack with 10 kills. She also had six digs.

Sarah Vang (Jr., Parker, Colo.) narrowly missed a double-double with eight kills and nine digs. Page Heller (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.) led the Pack with 10 digs.

Berkley Hays (Fr., Dallas, Texas) swatted the Pack's only two blocks of the match. Both of her blocks were solo rejections.  She also had five kills.

The first set stood tied at 12 until the Skyhawks unleashed a 3-0 run. They would end the first frame on a 13-5 run. CSU-Pueblo was outhit .382 to .114 in the first set.

The ThunderWolves came out on fire in the second set taking an 8-1 lead. Schilling had four kills during this run. Fort Lewis chipped away at the Pack's advantage and eventually took a 19-18 lead. A 3-0 run would help the Skyhawks take a 23-20 lead that they would turn into a 25-23 set win.

In the third set, Fort Lewis used a 6-0 run to take a 7-2 lead. The Pack would never recover as the Skyhawks rolled to a 25-15 set win and the sweep.

After two weeks on the road, the Pack will return home for a two-match homestand. The ThunderWolves will host Steel & Silver trophy rival University of Colorado Colorado Springs Friday at 7 p.m. at Massari Arena.   

 

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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