Cowgirls Drop Tough Five-Setter in San Diego


San Diego, CA – The Wyoming volleyball team dropped a heartbreaker Saturday evening, falling in a 3-2 , to Mountain West rival San Diego State.

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After the Aztecs snagged the first set, 25-20, the Cowgirls appeared to get in a rhythm in taking the second and third, 25-20 and 25-23, respectively, to jump out to a 2-1 lead. San Diego State responded with a 25-21 fourth-set victory, before edging the Pokes, 15-13, in the decisive fifth.

Wyoming was led offensively by senior Emily Lewis with 15 kills on a .225 hitting percentage, while junior Tara Traphagan also reached double-digit kills with 11 on a .310 clip. Cori Aafedt recorded 26 assists on the night, while freshman Marissa Hines added 19.

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Three Cowgirls recorded five or more blocks, led by Traphagan with six, to combine for 11 as a team. Three Pokes also posted double-digit digs, led by Halie McArdle with 19.

Wyoming will return home this Tuesday for a battle against Colorado State at 6:30 p.m.