Seven of the eight host institutions won, including two in five-sets on night one of the NIVC Tournament. In total, seven of the 16 matches went the distance.
San Diego State is on a roll, notching its 5th win in a row Thursday night against New Mexico. Despite possessing a 6-14 record overall, the Aztecs have gone 4-3 since beginning conference action. Fresno State, Colorado State, Wyoming, San Jose State and Fresno State also played their way to conference wins.
Colorado State never found its offensive footing, committing 30 hitting errors, partially due to 13 Wyoming blocks, in a four-set road loss on Tuesday.
Colorado State beat San Diego State in four sets to remain in first in the Mountain West while Boise State swept Nevada, and Fresno State and Utah State picked up four set victories Thursday night.
RV Colorado State used a .304 attack percentage and a 9 to 3 blocking advantage to earn its 12th-straight Mountain West Conference-opening victory, 3-1, at Nevada on Thursday night. Wyoming and UNLV won via sweep.
Syracuse outlasted Wyoming in 5, while Iowa registered its first road win at Iowa State since 1997. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones met as part of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series.
With her 21st career double-double, Schaeben started off strong in the Cyclone Classic.
Wyoming was able to pull off a top-15 upset as they took down Colorado at home 3-2.
The Rumble in the Rockies title will be on the line Saturday night after both Colorado and host Wyoming went 2-0 on opening day.
TCU swept Wyoming behind big nights by redshirt freshman outside hitter Abigail Buckingham and junior middle blocker Anna Walsh, while North Texas blocked its way past Oral Roberts in four sets.