Oct. 18, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Senior Anna Reines (Big Lake, Minn.) pounded 17 kills for New Mexico but it wasn't enough as the Lobo volleyball team fell to Wyoming in three games (30-19, 30-25, 30-24) Saturday night (Oct. 18) at Johnson Arena. UNM now stands at 3-17 (0-7 MWC) for the season, while the Cowgirls improve to 14-8 (3-4 MWC).
Reines hit .265 with three service aces and her 17 kills were the most since she tallied 23 against Saint Louis Sept. 13. Junior Monica Meihack (Fallon, Nev.) paced the offense with 31 assists while junior Adah Burke (Las Cruces, N.M.) registered 10 digs. Sophomore Chelsea Sondrup (Lindon, Utah) hit .273 for the match and collected six kills, two blocks and two digs.
Sara Maytorena led a balanced attack for Wyoming with 11 kills. The Cowgirls hit .318 for the match and out-blocked New Mexico 8-4. Wyoming also served 10 aces to the Lobos' five.
Wyoming led the entire first game and out-hit the Lobos .348 to -0.91 en route to winning 30-19.
The Lobos came out ready in the second game, quickly building a 7-4 lead. The Cowgirls then tied the game at 8 before the game was deadlocked at 12 as each team traded points. Wyoming then cruised to an eight-point advantage at 21-13 after going on a 9-1 run. The Lobos closed the gap to five points at 28-23 on a Cowgirl ball-handling error but couldn't get any closer as Wyoming closed out the game on a Lobo attack error for the 30-25 victory.
Wyoming jumped out to a 12-3 lead in game three. UNM bounced back to cut the lead to five at 18-13 by going on a 10-5 run, but that's as close as the Lobos would get until the 29-24 mark as Wyoming halted every Lobo run to take the final game 30-24. UNM improved to hit .241 in the third game, however, the Cowgirls continued to stay hot with a .321 attack percentage.
New Mexico returns to action to face New Mexico State this Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Las Cruces, N.M.