- Oct. 27, 2018
Four of the five home teams came up with wins on Saturday with San Jose State sweeping Boise State being the lone exception. Colorado State’s win over Fresno State kept the Rams a half game up on the Bulldogs atop the league standings.
Colorado State def. Fresno State 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-17)
Utah State def. Nevada 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-22)
New Mexico def. Air Force 3-1 (26-24, 18-25, 25-22, 25-17)
San Jose State def. Boise State 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-20)
Wyoming def. San Diego State 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-19)
- Colorado State picked up its 43rd-straight Mountain West home victory, outhitting Fresno State .323 to .043 with help from nine blocks.
- CSU trailed 13-8 in Set 3, before outscoring the Bulldogs 17-4 down the stretch to cap its seventh straight victory.
- Kirstie Hillyer (12), Breana Runnels (12) and Jessica Jackson (10) paced the Rams in the win. Hillyer hit at a team-best .611 clip and put up a team-high four blocks.
- Taylor Slover was the lone Bulldog to reach double-digit kills with 12, while Aubrey Folk added nine.
With a sweep over Fresno State, we're back in the drivers seat in the conference standings. We'll be back in Moby on Tuesday with the Border War 2.0! #PointRams
📰 https://t.co/lp7epBjj8n pic.twitter.com/2NGb43xFSw
— Colorado State Volleyball (@CSUvolleyball) October 27, 2018
- Utah State was outdone by Nevada in kills (39-36), hitting efficiency (.184 to .183) and blocks (9-7) and blocking errors (0-6), but managed to pull off the home sweep, issuing Nevada its eighth straight loss. The Aggies outserved the Wolfpack 4-1 in aces and garnered eight extra points on service errors (13-5).
- Utah State’s Gabi Shumway and Nevada’s Camryn Rocha each posted 12 kills in the match. Shumway hit just .171 (12-6-35), while Rocha turned in a .320 effort (12-4-25).
- Nevada thwarted three Utah State match-point attempts in Set 3, before committing a hitting error to cap the 25-22 Aggie win and the sweep.
Three-set sweep for Utah State over Nevada tonight. Catch some highlights and post-match interviews below or follow the link to read the full recap. #AggiesAlltheWay
RECAP – https://t.co/LeaxSWIdNT pic.twitter.com/fnBJKjRLOX
— USU Volleyball (@USUVolleyball) October 28, 2018
- Air Force boasted a 58-48 advantage in kills and 7-1 edge in aces, but was outhit .244 to .216 and outblocked 15-8, while giving away 14 points on service errors (to 4) in the loss to New Mexico.
- Lauren Twitty (14) and Tai Bierria (13) paced the Lobos offensively in the win, while Mariessa Carrasco added nine kills and nine blocks, and Yasmin Tan put up seven stuffs.
- Denise Ssozi (16), Elizabeth Pennington (15) and Abigail Miksch (13) led the way for Air Force with double-digit kills tallies. Ssozi and Pennington each hit .300 or better, while Pennington also chipped in three aces alongside Shanleigh Conlan.
- Air Force led 8-4 in Set 4, before the Lobos charged back with nine of the next 11 points to go up 13-10. The Falcons were back within one at 15-14, but New Mexico outscored them 10-3 down the stretch, sealing the victory on two Air Force hitting errors.
Some 📸 from our match today against Air Force. #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/YSiepyt41R
— New Mexico Volleyball (@UNMLoboVB) October 27, 2018
- San Jose State won its third straight road match, outhitting Boise State .250 to .123 and posting 11 more kills (44-33) and one more ace (4-3).
- The Spartans notched nine or more kills led by Caitlin Bettenay‘s 10 kill, 11-dig double-double. Haylee Nelson and Latahevai Lousi added nine putaways apiece, while Ryann Thomison put up a team-best eight blocks and seven kills.
Spartans are hot 🔥 winners of 5 of their last 6 matches including a 3-0 sweep at Boise State Saturday. The team is home next week with New Mexico 11/1 at 6 pm and UNLV 11/3 at 2 pm. https://t.co/YZsR93Un5u
— SJSU VOLLEYBALL (@SJSUVB) October 28, 2018
- Wyoming used an efficient hitting night (.330 to .139) to register a sweep of San Diego State on Saturday and even the season series (following a 5-set loss at SDSU on Sept. 29).
- Halie McCardle was the lone player in the match to post double-digit kills, notching 10 on a .409 hitting effort for the Cowgirls. Four players – two for each team – turned in eight putaways.
Fun to get the win at home last night! Now it's time to take the show on the road the next two weeks. We're back in action on Tuesday at Colorado State! #OneWyoming #GoWyo pic.twitter.com/QqwE0KvXYX
— Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball (@WYO_Volleyball) October 28, 2018
Wyoming heads to Colorado State for a 9 p.m. ET Tuesday match.
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