By WESTON ALLENBACK
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 21, 2012) - CSU-Pueblo's volleyball team opened its home RMAC schedule against 25th-ranked Adams State, hoping to notch its first conference win. Despite a hard-fought battle, the Pack fell in four games, 25-19, 25-17, 18-25, 25-22.
The ThunderWolves played itself into a hole Friday, falling down two sets to none as Adams State's attack simply proved too powerful.
The Pack, however, looked to bring back memories of its match this past Monday with South Dakota Mines, when it came back from a 2-0 deficit to win in five. But against a ranked squad like the Grizzlies, giving up the first two games proved too big a hole to climb out.
CSU-Pueblo did battle back to make a match out of it, however. The third set was all Pack as they never saw the lead slip their grasp and started to put the Grizzles on their heels for game four, which turned out to be the closest game. In the game four clincher for Adams, there were a total of eight ties and the lead changed hands three times, but the Pack couldn't cash in on their chances to send it to a fifth game, losing 25-22.
The ThunderWolves were led in the kill category by Skylar Conner (Fr., Edmond, Okla.), who delivered 13 kills, and Brianna Bryant (Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), who had eight kills, hitting .412 and turning in three blocks.
Now at 0-3 in conference play, the ThunderWolves get another chance to get that pesky first conference win tomorrow afternoon when they host Western State at Massari Arena. The match is set to start at 2 P.M.