GREELEY, Colorado -Â The Wyoming volleyball team opened its weekend of exhibition action Friday night with a 3-0 sweep of Northern Colorado at the Bank of Colorado Arena.
â€œI think we saw what you might expect in a preseason exhibition match,â€ head coach Chad Callihan said. â€œWe saw some flashes of some pretty good offense and saw some things defensively we want to get better at. Great way to get some experience on the road. I love doing this on the road and giving them a chance to compete in a different environment. Hopefully it prepares us well for down the road.â€
Libero Madi Fields posted a double-double on the night with 13 digs and 10 assists. ÂSenior Emily Lewis finished the night in double-figure kills with 11, while Cori Aafedt led the Pokes in assists with 13. As a team, Wyoming posted a .441 hitting percentage, while holding the Bears to .200.
In the first set, the Pokes got the best of a back-and-forth frame, pulling away for the 25-22 victory. The Cowgirls hit their best percentage of the night with a .484 mark. In the following set, the Cowgirls took control midway through, taking the 25-20 win to put the Bearsâ€™ backs against the wall.
Wyoming jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the third, but the Bears would eventually tie it back up at 14-all midway through the set. Tied at 17 a few points later, the Cowgirls won eight of the final 10 points to close out the frame, 25-19, and ultimately the match.
The Cowgirls will host an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. inside the Arena-Auditorium. Admission is free.