PUEBLO, Colo. (August 28, 2018) – In their first home game of the season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball battled Angelo State University in three competitive sets, but ultimately Angelo State prevailed 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22) at Massari Arena Tuesday afternoon.
Receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches poll, the Rambelles improved to 5-0. The Pack now sits 1-4.
Brooke Schilling (So., Platteville, Colo.) earned her second double-double of the season with 11 kills and 12 digs. Schilling hit .345 for the match. The double-double was the eighth of Schilling's career. Schilling also delivered a career-high four aces.
Mallorie Post (So., Federal way, Wash.) also knocked down 11 kills, matching her career-high. Post hit a season-best .375 for the match.
Kelsey Bell (Jr., Los Lunas, N.M.) had 26 assists and seven digs in just two sets. Bell also had two kills. Freshman setter Grace Hern (Omaha, Neb.) came off the bench with nine assists in the third set.
The Pack attacked Angelo State early in set one, jumping out to a 10-7 lead. Angelo State scored four of the next five points to tie it up. Late in set one, the Rambelles went on a 5-1 run to build a 21-17 lead. They would hold off the Pack to take set one 25-22.
After the ThunderWolves leapt out to a 3-0 lead in set two, Angelo State answered with a 9-1 run. CSU-Pueblo clawed back within one, but never led again as the Rambelles won set two 25-21.
A 4-0 run gave the Rambelles a 10-5 lead in set three. The Pack fought back within one at 22-21. However, the Rambelles scored three of the last four points to take set three 25-22 and complete the sweep.
The Pack will complete their non-conference schedule with a visit to Austin, Texas and the Hilltopper Classic this weekend. They will begin play in the Hilltopper Classic Friday when they play the host institution, St. Edward's University at 10 a.m.
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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