ThunderWolves rebound in big way, take down Fort Lewis

ThunderWolves rebound in big way, take down Fort Lewis

CSU-Pueblo 3, Fort Lewis 2

If Friday's loss to winless Western State was the low-point, the Pack did a 180 Saturday, earning its first win over the Skyhawks since 2006 with a five-set victory.

The Pack squeaked out a 25-22 win in the first set before Fort Lewis seemingly established dominance over the ThunderWolves in the second set, winning 25-13.

Instead of rolling over, the Pack showed moxie and rallied, dominating the Skyhawks 25-11 in the third set.

After a tight-played fourth-set, in which the Skyhawks pulled it off with a 25-21 win, the ThunderWolves never let the Skyhawks threaten in the fifth and deciding set.

Behind three fifth-set kills by Megan Koop (Fr., Littleton, Colo.) and two by Bernadette Pitre (So., Clifton, Colo.), the Skyhawks never got closer than two points away from the Pack as CSU-Pueblo pulled out a 15-12 win.

Three ThunderWolves got over 10 kills, with 12 by Koop, and 13 by Janae Heiser (RFr., Westminster, Colo.) and Alea Wildman (So., Denver, Colo.)

The ThunderWolves will depart on a road trip to New Mexico next weekend to take on New Mexico Highlands and Western New Mexico.