Rebels Unable To Rein In Cowgirls
Nov. 2, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The UNLV volleyball team (16-9 overall, 7-6 Mountain West Conference) had its two-match winning streak snapped by the Wyoming Cowgirls (10-12, 4-7 MWC) in Laramie on Thursday evening. The Rebels dropped the match with game scores of 30-21, 30-24, 31-29.
The Cowgirls held UNLV's offense in check as the Rebels tallied a .122 hitting percentage, while amassing 10 errors each in the second and third frames. Wyoming, on the other hand, came out on fire with a .516 percentage in the first, but fizzled with much lower numbers in the second (.127) and the third (.096). The Cowgirls nailed 48 kills to the Rebels 42.
UNLV was held without a player hitting in double-figures in the kill department. Brittani Lumsden threw down nine kills and hit for a match-high .389 in the loss. Lauren Miramontes followed closely behind with eight kills.
Defensively, the Rebels had two players amass 10 or more kills with Jada Walker's 13 and Michelle Banks' 11. At the net, the Rebels had 23 blocks (three solo). Miramontes was responsible for assisting on six of those 23, while Maria Aladjova had four (one solo) as did Erin Greenwood (one solo).
Wyoming was led offensively by Annie Meyers' match-high 11 kills. Lauren Scott came one kill shy of tying Meyers for the lead, as she had 10. Tasha Weishahn tossed up 34 of the Cowgirls 42 assists. Helping stop the Rebel attack were 19 digs by Samantha Eley and eight blocks (one solo) by Scott.
The Rebels return home next weekend to close out their home schedule at the Cox Pavilion. UNLV faces the Air Force Falcons on Friday (Nov. 10) at 7 pm, and follows it up by playing the Colorado State Rams on Sunday (Nov. 12) at 3 pm.