One point. That is how close CSU volleyball was to not winning the Mountain West Conference. Just one point separated CSU and the almost-guaranteed feeling of not advancing to its 12th straight dance.
Already down two games to zero, the Rams faced a 29-28 deficit in the third game, just one point away from going home as the second best.
Well, Tonya Mokelki and Mekana Barnes decided that they weren’t ready to lose that one point. The two combined for a block and sent the game back to a tie.
CSU would eventually overcome the mighty Utes to take the third game of the Championship match. Then they decided that they simply were not going to lose.
CSU ran away with the fourth and fifth games in one of the most stunning turnarounds ever in a conference championship. Teams do not come back from two games down against teams that have won 25 straight matches. But that is exactly what CSU’s best team did that night.
While the game wasn’t in Fort Collins and wasn’t witnessed in person by many Ram fans, this match was the best of the year and probably one of the best in CSU history in any sport. And that is exactly why the volleyball team takes home the Moby for best team.