Pack’s five-match home win streak ends against MSU Denver

Pack’s five-match home win streak ends against MSU Denver

PUEBLO, Colo. (November 7, 2015) – After sweeping their last five home matches, the Colorado State-Pueblo volleyball team finally saw its winning streak at Massari Arena snapped by Metropolitan State University of Denver 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 12-25, 18-25). In the loss, the Pack also had their school record 16 set home win streak ended.

 

CSU-Pueblo falls to 10-15 (8-9 RMAC). Serves hindered the Pack  as they made service errors and allowed eight aces.

 

The Roadrunners move to 17-9 (14-3 RMAC). They lead the Rocky Division

 

In the first set, MSU Denver jumped out to an early lead. The Pack rallied and eventually went ahead 24-20. The Roadrunners closed within one, but Mariangel Perez (Catia La Mar, Venezuela) delivered the game-winning spike for the Pack.

 

Caitlin Broadwell (So., Lawrence, Kan.) knocked down five kills in the opening game. She hit .556 in the first set. Perez followed up her 18 kills performance Friday with three kills in the first set.

 

As a team the Pack outhit MSU Denver.297 to .048. The ThunderWolves' win in the first was their 16th consecutive set victory at home.

 

That 16 set home win streak ended in the second set as the Roadrunners rode a five point run to a 25-19 win in game two. The Pack had swept their previous five opponents at Massari and had not lost a set at home since Sept. 26.

 

Perez added five more kills in the second. She hit .471 entering the break. Broadwell had seven kills and .538 hitting percentage after two sets.

 

Metro continued its momentum into the third set. The Pack cut the lead to 14-12 in the third set. However, CSU-Pueblo would not get any closer as the Roadrunners unleashed an 11-point run to take the third set 25-12.

 

The Pack tried to comeback in the fourth. They rallied within two, but MSU-Denver responded with another six point run. The Roadrunners would eventually win the set 25-18 and take the match 3-1.

 

Broadwell finished with team-high 12 kills. Perez tallied another 10 kills for the Pack. Oni Lattin (Sr. Houston, Texas) led the Pack with a .300 hitting percentage and four blocks.

 

CSU-Pueblo volleyball will play its final regular season game and final home game of 2015 on Nov.12 against Western State University. The Pack will take the floor for the final time in Massari Arena this season at 7:00 p.m.

As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.