PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 11, 2013) - It was a case of "before" and "after" unfortunately for the ThunderWolves Friday night as it fell in three sets to Colorado Christian, 25-18, 25-18, 25-10.
The Pack was competitive with Colorado Christian until the second set, when starting setter Kacy Griffin (Sr., San Antonio, Texas) was forced to leave the game following an injury, and the ThunderWolves struggled to convert many rallies from that point on.
After falling 25-18 in the first set in albeit competitive fashion, the second set was tied 14-14 at the time of Griffin's injury. Afterward, Colorado Christian would go on to outscore the Pack 11-4 to win the second set, then dominate in the third set as the ThunderWolves had trouble finding a rhythm.
A breakout game by Colorado Christian's Taylor Sturms didn't help either, as she converted 18 kills and gave the Pack fits all night. The ThunderWolves' block was able to stop her somewhat, as she made six errors, but her 18 kills was nearly more than the Pack's total number of team kills (25) on the night.
Now at 7-10 overall and 4-4 in conference play, CSU-Pueblo will go on the road next weekend, taking on Metro State and Regis next Friday and Saturday.