Volleyball: Lobos Lose First Home Match of Season to Wyoming
Albuquerque, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico volleyball team suffered their first home loss of the season at the hands of the Wyoming Cowgirls, 3-1, tonight in The Pit. The Lobos lost 28-30, 29-31, 30-27 and 27-10 to fall to 6-11 overall and 1-3 in the Mountain West Conference. Wyoming improves to 16-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Senior Staci Masten had a career night posting a career highs with 18 kills, 39 attempts, 18 digs and two block solos. Masten was one block shy of scoring a triple double, instead notching her second double-double of the season with her 18 kills and 18 digs. Masten added seven block assists.
Sophomore Cayse Kaveny alos had a great night hit. 429 behind 10 kills, one error in 21 attempts. Kaveny also had one block solo and four block assists. Senior Vanessa Shields added 14 kills and 12 digs to score her seventh double-double of the season.
Freshman Chelsea Sondrup added eight block assists to UNM’s total of 24. As a team the Lobos outblocked the Cowgirls 15.0 to 7.0. Wyoming outdug New Mexico 73 to 64, while hitting .202 on 72 kills, 34 errors in 188 attempts to UNM’s .178 (64k-31e-185ta).
Senior Blaire Burns changed midway through the match to an outside hitter position from her regular libero designation when junior Lynzie Hayes sat out the second game with a sore knee. Burns managed to score double figure kills for the 11th time this season with her 14 digs. Burns added five kills.
New Mexico will play Colorado State in a match slated for a 7 p.m. start tomorrow night before the annual Lobo Howl event showcasing the men’s and women’s basketball teams. CSU defeated Air Force tonight in three-games, 30-21, 30-20, and 30-27 to come to the Duke City with a 12-6 record and a perfect 4-0 mark in the MWC.I