Rams Sweep Past Rebels
Nov. 8, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV volleyball team (16-9 overall, 8-4 Mountain West) lost a 3-0 (17-25, 16-25, 22-25) decision in Fort Collins, Colo., to the Colorado State Rams (16-7, 9-3 MW) on Thursday night in Mountain West volleyball action at Moby Arena. By virtue of winning, CSU moves one game ahead of UNLV in the Mountain West standings for second place.
The loss was only the second by UNLV by a 3-0 score - the first instance came against CSU, as well.
UNLV's offense only hit above .100 once in the match - a .268 showing in the third and final set. The Rebels, who tallied 34 kills, committed 18 errors on the night with no less than five in all three frames. CSU, on the other hand, hit .321 behind a .412 effort in the second and a .324 showing in the third. The Rams amassed six errors in the opening stanza, but only had four the remainder of the match.
"I thought Maddie (Westman) and Daryn (Glenn) had strong hitting tonight, but we needed more fire all around," said head coach Cindy Fredrick. "It didn't look like we came to win during the first two sets, but I liked the fight we showed in the third."
The Rebels were led by an 11-kill outing by Daryn Glenn off a team-best .333 hitting night. Glenn finished second on the team in digs with eight and also had one of the two aces recorded by the Scarlet & Gray.
Madeline Westman was second on the team in both kills (eight) and hitting efficiency (.333). Westman also contributed four digs and one assisted block.
Kinsey Caldwell topped the squad in assists with 28 to go along with four digs, one kill, one ace and one assisted block.
CSU was led by Dana Cranston in kills (10), Deedra Foss in assists (36) and Izzy Gaulia in digs (19). Cranston also contributed seven digs, one ace and one assisted block. Foss fell two digs shy of a double-double with eight, while also adding four kills, two blocks (one solo) and one ace.
The match featured a total of 17 ties and six lead changes with 11 of the former and four of the latter occurring in the first set. The second and third sets both contained three ties and one lead change.
The Rebels play their final road match of the 2012 regular season on Saturday night at 6:00 pm MT (5:00 pm PT) in Laramie, Wyo., against the Wyoming Cowgirls.