GRAND JUNCTION - Despite putting up one of the more balanced efforts of the season, the ThunderWolves couldn't get hot at the right times Saturday night against Mesa State, falling three sets to none.
The ThunderWolves received much more consistent play from its front line, putting up six blocks and registering an attack percentage of .150. The ThunderWolves also committed just 14 attack errors, its second lowest mark of the season, and four less errors than the Mavericks. Its six blocks against Mesa are also one of the better marks of the season, as well.
The difference for the ThunderWolves was back row defense and creating effective attack opportunities. The Mavericks got 19 more attack attempts than the ThunderWolves (99-80) and out-dug the ThunderWolves 36-30.
The Pack got key performances from Bryana Burns (Sr., Monument, Colo.), who turned in a team high five kills for a .214 attack percentage, one of her better performances of the season. Brittney Hanley (Fr., Vancouver, Wash.) also was effective, turning in four kills for a .333 attack percentage.
The ThunderWolves will continue their road trip next weekend when they travel to New Mexico to take on New Mexico Highlands and Western New Mexico.