Colorado State Sweeps In-State Rival Air Force

  0 Nathan Keil | October 06th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Mountain West, News

COLORADO STATE DEF. AIR FORCE 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-18)


Colorado State successfully defended its home court against in-state rival, Air Force on Friday night. The Rams swept the Falcons, holding them under 20 points in each set.

The Rams got off to a great start in the opening set as outside hitter Olivia Nicholson‘s ace gave them a 14-9 lead. Colorado State closed out the Falcons with a 5-1 run to grab the set, 25-18.

The second set was all Colorado State as the Rams scored the first four points of the set and raced out to an early 12-6 lead. A 7-2 run from the Rams, punctuated by a kill from middle blocker Kirstie Hillyer put Colorado State up 2-0 with a 25-14 win.

In the third, Colorado State took the early lead at 2-1 and would not give it up. The Falcons battled back, cutting the deficit to two at 20-18, but a 5-0 spurt closed out the match, giving the Rams their fourth conference win this season.


  • Outside hitter Breana Runnels led Colorado State offensively with 16 kills and a .467 hitting percentage. Kirstie Hillyer was second in command for the Rams, tallying 11 kills while hitting .368.
  • Olivia Nicholson, who did not attempt an attack for Colorado State, did a little bit of everything else, as she finished with three assists, four aces, and eight digs.
  • Outside hitter Abigail Miksch led Air Force with eight kills and was one of two Falcons to finish with a positive hitting percentage (.190).
  • Colorado State hit .283 as a team and limited Air Force to .072. The Rams also had the advantage in aces 7-0, 40-25 in kills, and 11-4 in total blocks.
  • Colorado State is now 49-1 all-time against Air Force.


  • Colorado State hosts Boise State at 9 p.m. ET Thursday.
  • Air Force hosts San Jose State at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday.
  • Keep up to date on when your program is on TV by checking out VolleyMob’s TV Schedule.


Fresno State 4-0 1.000 12-5 0.706 W4
New Mexico 4-1 0.800 10-7 0.588 W3
Colorado State 4-2 0.667 12-6 0.667 W1
Wyoming 4-2 0.667 12-6 0.667 W2
UNLV 3-2 0.600 12-5 0.706 W1
Air Force 2-3 0.400 12-7 0.632 L3
Boise State 2-3 0.400 10-6 0.625 L2
San Diego State 2-3 0.400 4-14 0.222 W3
Nevada 1-4 0.200 8-8 0.500 L1
San José State 1-4 0.200 6-8 0.429 L1
Utah State 1-4 0.200 3-13 0.188 L2

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