Rally-killing net violations and attack errors undo ThunderWolves.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 28, 2010) - On a night that featured strong individual efforts, untimely errors overshadowed the positives as the Pack fall in four sets on a close-fought match Tuesday to Western State.
The ThunderWolves got outstanding nights from outside hitter Alea Wildman (Jr., Denver, Colo.) who had 14 kills, and right-side Ashley Wilkinson (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) who was once again effective with a match-high 16 kills and .394 hit percentage. Gina Abbott (So., Salinas, Calif.) had her best night as a ThunderWolf, as well, turning in eight kills to just one error and an attack percentage of .438.
But all of that couldn't measure up to badly timed errors by the Pack - 25 attack errors, six blocking errors, three ball-handling errors and numerous net violations on well set up attacks consistently undid the ThunderWolves.
The loss is a hard one to swallow early on - it puts the Pack at 0-3 at home this season and drops them near the bottom of the RMAC West Division with a 1-5 mark now in conference play. Western State, which entered winless in RMAC play, rises to a tie with the Pack at 1-5.
CSU-Pueblo has a non-conference match with Colorado College at 7 p.m. Friday before going on a three-match conference road swing.