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
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
“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