Pack closes match flat in three-set loss.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 16, 2010) - Despite starting strong Saturday night vs. Regis, CSU-Pueblo mailed it in in their final set-and-a-half, falling in three to the Rangers.
The ThunderWolves opened up strongly in the first set, outplaying the Rangers with a tenacious front line that forced seven attack errors and two blocks, holding Regis to just a .034 attack percentage. The Pack's initial 14-9 lead evaporated as the Pack committed untimely errors and lost the set 25-23 despite beating Regis in nearly every statistical category.
The Regis comeback was something the Pack couldn't rebound from, as untimely errors doomed every CSU-Pueblo rally, and by the time the third set rolled around, every other Regis point seemed to come by way of service ace and most Pack opportunities were diffused by attack errors. CSU-Pueblo hit -.056 in the final set and were victimized by 14 service aces in the match.
The loss puts CSU-Pueblo's playoff hopes in doubt, as the Pack is four games behind a trio of 6-6 squads for the final playoff spot. CSU-Pueblo will go play four matches in six nights next week, with a Western Slope trip to Western State, Mesa State and Fort Lewis on the docket.