CANYON, Texas (September 5, 2015) ~ The Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball team jumped out a 1-0 advantage, but Lubbock Christian University bounced back to win the next three sets to down the ThunderWolves, 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-16), Saturday in the BritKare Lady Buff Classic at the WTAMU Fieldhouse.
With the setback, CSU-Pueblo drops to 1-2 on the season, while the Lady Chaps improve to 2-1 on the year.
Lubbock Christian held the statistical edge over the Pack in hitting percentage, .181-.136, kills, 52-42, assists, 50-41, digs, 51-50, and blocks, 9-5.5.
Mariangel Perez (Jr., Catia La Mar, Venezuela) and Caitlin Broadwell (So., Lawrence, Kan.) led CSU-Pueblo offensively with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Katie Burnett (Jr., Austin, Texas) topped the team in digs with 10, while Alex Sansavera (R-Sr., San Antonio, Texas) paced the squad with 23 assists. Mikala Morris (R-So., Tempe, Ariz.) recorded a team-high four blocks.
In the opening set, the Pack jumped out to a 12-8 lead to force a Lubbock Christian timeout. The Lady Chaps climbed back into the match with an 8-4 run to even the contest at 16-16. Both teams traded points back-and-forth as the score stood at 21-21, before the ThunderWolves notched four out of the final five points of the set to earn the victory.
Lubbock Christian raced out to an early 12-4 lead in the second set and never looked back en route to a 25-19 victory.
CSU-Pueblo bounced back in the third set. Through the midway point of the game, the Pack led 12-10. The Lady Chaps pulled into a tie at 12-12 and outscored the ThunderWolves the rest of the way, 13-9, to earn the set win and pull ahead 2-1 in the match.
The deciding fourth set went much the same way as the second set as Lubbock Christian built a big lead early on its way to 25-16 victory.
The Pack return to action today at 2:30 p.m. versus Dallas Baptist.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.