Oct 192003
 
Authors: Stephanie Lindberg

Ranked No. 20 in the country, the CSU women’s volleyball team

remained undefeated in the Mountain West Conference in winning two

matches this weekend against University of New Mexico and Air Force

Academy.

The Rams (16-4, 7-0) had four players reach double figures

against UNM (3-16, 0-6) on Friday night. Junior outside hitter

Becky Sarauer led the team with 14 kills and junior middle blocker

Bri Frech led the Rams with nine digs and three service aces while

also hitting 10 kills.

As a team the Rams had 11 service aces in the three-game match

and hit .297. Senior Anna Reines led the Lobos with 12 kills.

UNM started out with a 3-0 lead in game one behind two kills

from Reines, but the Rams scored four straight to take away New

Mexico’s momentum en route to a 30-22, 30-22, 30-27 sweep.

The Rams traveled to Colorado Springs to take on Air Force

(11-9, 2-5) on Saturday, treating the Falcons to a three game sweep

by scores of 30-21, 30-22, and 30-20.

Sarauer hit double figure kills for the second straight match

with 10. Sophomore outside hitter Tess Rogers also had 10 kills.

Frech had 8 kills and hit .583 for the match with three service

aces and led all players with 5 blocks.

Juniors Melissa Courtney and Lindsey Kerr both had 8 digs for

the rams. The Rams hit .260 as a team with seven service aces and

nine blocks.

“Bri had her second great match in a row for us,” said head

coach Tom Hilbert. “We really picked it up blocking wise in the

last game and Casey did a great job off the bench for us with

blocking. It was good to get two wins on the road. It was a tough

weekend and I’m really pleased with the way the team played.”

Senior outside hitter Delavane Diaz had 15 kills and six digs to

lead the Falcons. As a team Air Force hit only .045 and had a total

of three service aces and four blocks.

The Rams return home to face Brigham Young University on

Saturday night and University of Utah on Sunday afternoon in Moby

Arena.

 

 

 

 

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