Pack falls in first two matches of season

Pack falls in first two matches of season

Wayne State 3, CSU-Pueblo 0
Texas Woman's 3, CSU-Pueblo 0

The season didn't start the way the Pack Volleyball team would have preferred, as CSU-Pueblo fell in three games to Wayne State at the UC-Colorado Springs Tournament.  Later, the Pack fell 3-0 to Texas Woman's.

Wayne prevailed winning 26-24, 25-20 and 25-16. Texas Woman's won 25-16, 27-25, 25-22.

The opening loss kept the Pack from claiming a win in their second consecutive season opener, which would have been the first time since 1997 that the team had done so.  CSU-Pueblo started 2008 with a win over Angelo State.

Against Wayne State, the ThunderWolves were unable to secure the first game after carrying a 22-21 lead into the latter portion of the contest.  But two unforced errors by CSU-Pueblo brought the game to game point, 24-22.  The Pack tied it up at 24 after Wayne committed two errors of its own, but Wayne eventually prevailed after Tali Erickson closed it out with an ace.

The ThunderWolves would never get that close to a win in the remaining games, seeing the second game tied at 12 before Wayne pulled away.  In game three, Wayne mounted an 11-3 start and the ThunderWolves were never able to make up the advantage.

Against Texas Woman's, the Pack fell 25-16 in the first game, but battled hard in games two and three.  The Pack ran the game to 27-25, but numerous errors foiled the Pack's rally attempts. 

The ThunderWolves were led in the Texas Woman's match by Megan Koop (Fr., Littleton, Colo.), who registered five kills and a hit percentage of .308.  Overall, the Pack turned in a woeful .027 team attack percentage in the match.

CSU-Pueblo will continue at the UCCS Tournament tomorrow when it takes on Hillsdale and host UCCS.