PUEBLO, Colo. (September 30, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball struggled offensively for the second consecutive night, falling to Metro State University Denver in straight sets (15-25, 10-25, 13-25) Saturday night at Massari Arena.
The ThunderWolves could only muster a .049 hitting percentage, just slightly better than their .020 hitting percentage the night before against University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Metro State hit .337 for the match.
CSU-Pueblo kept pace with the Roadrunners early in the first set. With Pack down 11-10, the Roadrunners went on a 5-0 run that expanded to a 9-1 lead. Metro would ride this to a 25-15 set win.
After the Pack jumped out to a 3-1 lead in set two, the Roadrunners answered with an 11-1 run. MSU Denver never looked back, rolling to a 25-10 set win.
In set three the Roadrunners used a 7-1 run to take a 9-4 lead. Despite the Pack's rally attempt, the ThunderWolves fell in the final set 25-13.
Saturday's loss extended the Pack's struggles against the Roadrunners. Metro State has won each of the last 20 matchups between the two squads. MSU Denver improved to 8-6 (5-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).
The ThunderWolves will look to bounce back with two more home matches next weekend. CSU-Pueblo will continue RMAC play when they host Colorado Mesa University Friday at 7 p.m. at Massari Arena. The Pack will complete their four-match homestand Saturday Oct.7 when they host Western State Colorado University at 3 p.m. as part of the Pack's homecoming celebration.
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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.