|Posted September 18, 2010|
Records fall as Pack cruises past Chadron
Pitre, Wilkinson set single-game attack percentage records in dominating win.
By CSU-Pueblo Athletics Media Relations
CHADRON, Neb. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 18, 2010) - Needing to flush the results of their previous losses to Colorado Mines and Nebraska-Kearney Thursday and Friday, the ThunderWolves' volleyball team circled the wagons Saturday, dominating Chadron State and cruising to a three-set sweep of the Eagles.
In the Pack's win, middle blockers Ashley Wilkinson (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Bernadette Pitre (Jr., Clifton, Colo.) were absolutely unstoppable. Both turned in identical numbers - ten kills, no errors and a hit percentage of .714, which set school records for highest hit percentage in a three-set match.
In the 25-14, 25-18, 25-20 win, the ThunderWolves turned in a stellar team attack percentage of .361, the highest single match hit percentage by a ThunderWolf team during coach Chris Jonson's four-year tenure, and the highest mark turned by a Pack team since the 2006 squad hung .420 on Chadron.
With the win, the Pack salvages a brutal opening weekend to the RMAC schedule, where they were able to overcome losses to two of the conference's top teams in Colorado Mines and Nebraska-Kearney and knock off the Eagles. The Pack will get a much-needed home stand, opening up against Mesa State Friday night before getting Fort Lewis next Saturday.