Laramie, WY – After a slow start and falling down, 2-0, to open the match, the Wyoming volleyball team mounted an epic comeback to rally and defeat Air Force, 3-2, at the UniWyo Sports Complex. It marked the first time since 2013 at San Jose State that the Cowgirls have come back from a 2-0 deficit.
“This match is always tough,” head coach Chad Callihan said. “Air Force is the best that I’ve seen them, and always having to play them following Colorado State is an incredible challenge. I can tell our kids that, and I can tell them how good they are but it is so hard to get up the way they did Tuesday night and then turn around and do it again 48 hours later at the same level.
Middle blocker Reed Copeland and setter Cori Aafedt led the Pokes with double-doubles on the night, with Copeland racking up 12 kills and a career-high-tying 13 blocks to surpass 1,000 points for her career. Aafedt recorded 31 assists and 12 digs in the game, bringing her career assist total to 999.
Sophomore Jackie McBride led the Cowgirl offense, recording 13 kills on a .286 hitting percentage—also posting five blocks and five digs. With Copeland in double digits as well, Faith Waitsman, Tara Traphagan and KC McMahon each added seven kills. Aafedt once again led the Pokes in assists, followed by Marissa Hines with 18.
Wyoming will wrap up its mini homestand next weekend, with matches against Utah State and Boise State. The Cowgirls will host the Aggies on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. before a 1 p.m. contest with the Broncos the following Saturday.