Sept. 22, 2006
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State Rams (6-6, 1-2 MWC) charged past the Lobo volleyball team (4-9, 0-2 MWC) with a 3-0 victory Friday night. Freshman Anna Lehne hit .400 (7K-1E-15TA) with five blocks but it wasn't enough to lift the Lobos, extending their losing streak to four games.
The teams started game one trading points to 3 but a 15-5 CSU run led to a 30-16 win. Freshman Allison Suiter put down three straight kills early in the game and finished with two blocks.
Sophomore Sarah Kwasigroch began game two serving UNM up a 6-0 lead. Two kills from junior Jennifer Heasty stretched the Lobo lead to 9-2. The Rams rushed back with 15-8 spurt, tying the game at 17. Trailing 26-29, Heasty served up three points, including an ace to tie the game at 29. Colorado State was able to hold on the Lobos, winning 31-29 on a kill and an ace.
Game three was extremely tense throughout with 11 ties and 11 lead changes. At 20-20, the Lobos showed their youth and inexperience, committing eight errors en route to a 25-30 loss.
Lehne's .400 attack percentage tied her career high and led the team, as did her seven kills. Suiter finished the night with six kills and nine blocks, a personal best. Jaime Strauss led the Rams, hitting .385 with 14 kills and four errors on 26 attacks.
New Mexico battles Air Force (1-10, 0-3 MWC) tomorrow night at 7 p.m., hoping to extend its four-match win streak over the Falcons. Both teams are hunting for their first Mountain West Conference win.