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.
Colorado State’s Katie Oleksak has been named MW Player of the Year, while Boise State’s Morgan Hughes and Jessica Donahue have been named MW Newcomer of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively. Colorado State’s Tom Hilbert earned MW Coach of the Year honors.
The top 2 teams in the Mountain West are streaking down the stretch and into a weekend meeting with conference title implications. Fresno State has won 4-straight matches, Colorado State has been victorious in 6 consecutive matchups.
Hannah Hill of Weber State is the most efficient hitter nationally for the second straight week, boasting a .458 effort….
With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the Fresno State Bulldogs are 8-1 in Mountain West play, remaining in first place. Play begins Tuesday with New Mexico facing UNLV. Five matches each follow on Thursday and Saturday.
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.
UNLV has folllowed the nation’s top server Mariena Hayden to a 2.10 aces per set average to lead the team category. After seven weeks of play, here is a look at the NCAA Division I statistical rankings.
This week’s Mountain West play opens on Tuesday, October 9 when Nevada visits San Jose State. The New Mexico Lobos, which lead the league at 5-1 and are off to their best start since the 2013 season, are back in action on Friday.
The Mountain West race heated up Thursday night as it took 5 sets to solve 3 of 5 matchups. Fresno State stays undefeated in conference play with a sweep of Utah State, while UNLV downed San Jose State in 4 sets.
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.