Nov. 14, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Senior Anna Reines (Big Lake, Minn.) set a school record with 36 kills, but the New Mexico volleyball team still fell to Wyoming in four games Friday night (Nov. 14) at the Multi-Purpose Gym. The Lobos lost game one 31-29, then came back to take game two 30-22 before falling in a heartbreaking third game, 42-40. The Cowgirls finished the match with a 30-28 victory in game four. The Lobos now stand at 4-23 (1-12 Mountain West), while Wyoming improved to 15-14 (4-9 MWC).
Reines also established a new career high with 69 total attempts in addition to her school record 36 kills. The previous best was 35 set by Tania Gooley on Nov. 6, 1993 vs. Colorado State. The senior also moved into fifth all-time in the UNM record books with 1,074 career kills. Reines hit .348 (36K-12E-69TA) for the match with eight digs.
Junior setter Monica Meihack (Fallon, Nev.) also had a great match for the Lobos, setting a new career high with 65 assists to go along with nine digs and four aces. Sophomore Chelsea Sondrup (Lindon, Utah) recorded her second double-double of the season with 10 kills and 10 digs, junior Adah Burke (Las Cruces, N.M.) registered 22 digs and freshman Jennifer Heasty (Westminster, Colo.) pounded 12 kills and hit .320.
The Lobos posted three season highs in the match (kills - 76; total attempts - 182; assists - 68), but still only managed to hit .225 as a team. Wyoming only countered with a .223 attack percentage, however, the Cowgirls registered 9.5 team blocks to the Lobos' 6.5. Amazingly, UNM collected more kills (76-66), assists (68-62), digs (62-58) and aces (10-5) than Wyoming.
Andrea Seele led the Cowgirls with 22 kills while Jill Roslund collected seven kills and seven blocks.
UNM returns to action tomorrow to face No. 15 Colorado State (22-4) in Fort Collins, Colo., at 7 p.m.