PUEBLO, Colo. (October 5, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball could not make their return to Massari Arena a successful one as the ThunderWolves were defeated by University of Colorado Colorado Springs 3-0 (23-25,16-25, 19-25) Friday night.
Sarah Vang (Jr., Parker, Colo.) knocked down 10 kills. Vang hit .400, the highest percentage among Pack hitters. She also added six digs.
Brooke Schilling (So., Parker, Colo. ) delivered a match-high 12 kills. She completed her line with three digs and an ace.
Grace Hern (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) achieved the only double-double of the match. Hern passed out 21 assists in two sets. She also accumulated 11 digs.
Page Heller (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.) led the Pack with 12 digs. Heller added six assists and a service ace.
Sophomore Mallorie Post (So., Federal Way, Wash.) swatted her way to a team-high three blocks. Post had one solo rejection.
Grace Miles (So., Parker, Colo.) put down six kills and hit .385. Miles had a block and two digs.
The Pack came out on fire in the first set. They used three 3-0 runs to build an 11-3 lead. UCCS scored six of the next seven points to trim the Pack's advantage to three. The visitors eventually tied the game at 18. CSU-Pueblo led 21-19, but the Mountain Lions rallied and closed out the set 25-23.
UCCS used a 3-0 run and a 4-0 run to take a 10-4 lead in set two. The ThunderWolves would not get any closer than four the rest of the way. UCCS hit .429 in the second set to take a 2-0 lead into the break.
In the third set, the Pack battled back, jumping out to a 10-5 lead. UCCS rallied with seven of the next eight points to jump in front. After the ThunderWolves tied the set at 16, the Mountain Lions unleashed a 5-0 run that would help them complete the sweep with a 25-18 win in set three.
The Pack will continue its two-match homestand Saturday when they face Colorado School of Mines. First serve between the Pack and Orediggers is set for 3 p.m. at Massari Arena.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics