After winning the first two sets, the Rams lost three sets in a row to the Wyoming cowgirls (25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 16-18) in Laramie, Wyo. Saturday night.
Wyoming was led by the play of Jodi Purdy, who had 16 kills, including the 1000th of her collegiate career.
The Rams attacked at .391 and .421 in the first two sets, but 9 errors in the third set, and 6 errors in the fourth set allowed Wyoming to climb back into the match.
In the fifth set, the Rams dominated early, going up 9-2 on Wyoming, before numerous errors opened the door for Wyoming before they took the decisive set 18-16.
The Rams had match point on two separate occasions in the fifth set, including one advantage which was squandered via a service error committed by Katelyn Steffan when she stepped over the line on a serve.
The Rams have now lost their first Mountain West Conference game of the year, and fall to 4-1 in conference play.
Check out Monday’s issue of the Collegian for more in-depth coverage of tonight’s match