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Lobos Drop Three-Set Decision at Wyoming
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/16/2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The University of New Mexico dropped a three-set decision at Mountain West foe Wyoming on Saturday evening with set scores of 14-25, 8-25 and    -25.

With the loss, the Lobos drop to 20-7 overall and 10-6 in MW contests. The Cowgirls improve to 17-13 overall and 6-9 in conference matches.

The Cowgirls used 11 blocks to hold the Lobos to a season-low .010 hitting percentage. The Lobos had 26 kills and 27 errors in 99 total attempts.

Wyoming hit .425 with 42 kills and just five errors in 87 swings.

The Lobos got nine kills from freshman Devanne Sours and seven from redshirt junior Chantale Riddle.

Redshirt sophomore Hannah Johnson had 23 set assists and six digs while senior libero MIquella Lovato had 14 digs.

The Lobos host Air Force on Wednesday at 7 p.m.  MT. 

Set One - Wyoming 25, Lobos 13

The Lobos fell behind, 14-6, early with strong net play by the Cowgirls and too many attack errors by UNM. Wyoming continued to roll in set one while New Mexico still struggled offensively.

The Cowgirls hit a hot .400 (14-2-30) and put up four blocks to hold the Lobos to .000 hitting (8-8-26).

Set Two - Wyoming 25, Lobos 8

Wyoming opened set two, 6-1, and grew its lead to 13-4, before closing out the game, 25-8. It's the fewest points scored by UNM in a game this season.

The Cowgirls capitalized on Lobo attack errors and miscues on serve receive and defense.

UNM could not find offensive rhythm and hit -.200 on the set, recording just four kills and committing nine attack errors on 25 total attempts.

Wyoming hit .600 in set two with 13 kills and one error on 20 swings.

Set Three - Wyoming 25, Lobos 16

The home team continued to control the match in set three, hitting .351 (15-2-37) and hiolding the Lobos to a .135 percentage (13-8-37).

One bright spot for UNM was Devanne Sours who recorded five of her team-best nine kills in the final set.

 

 

 

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