Wyoming Volleyball Continues on Its Recent Roll
The perfection at home continued in a couple of ways for the Wyoming Cowgirls on the volleyball court last weekend.
Wyoming (9-6, 2-0) opened Mountain West play with a pair of sweeps. Last Thursday, they defeated San Jose State in three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-23. Senior Kayla Slofkiss led the way with nine kills. Sophomore Reed Copeland had six kills and a season-high 11 total blocks.
Last Saturday, the Cowgirls beat Fresno State in three sets, 25-14, 25-22 and 25-20. Slofkiss had 11 kills and 11 digs.
UW is 6-0 at home and all six victories have come in three sets.
Wyoming head coach Chad Callihan said he acknowledges the team for that mark.
“I just think that this team does a good job of understanding a sense of urgency. I give them a lot of credit for when they get going, they’re pretty consistent… This team’s a pretty focused group.”
The Cowgirls head on the road for their next three matches. The first stop is Logan, UT Saturday, Oct. 1 against Utah State at 6 p.m., Mountain Time.
In other volleyball news, last Saturday senior Laura Beach received the Mike English volleyball scholarship. It’s given annually to the University of Wyoming women’s volleyball senior with the highest cumulative grade-point-average. Beach carries a 3.95 GPA in kinesiology and health promotion.
The start of MW play for Cowgirl soccer was opposite of volleyball. Wyoming lost both matches.
Last Friday, UW fell at Boise State by a final of 1-0. The Broncos scored the game-winning goal in the 21st minute.
Then on Sunday, Utah State scored three times in the second half of a 3-0 win over the Cowgirls. UW was held to a season-low seven shots.
Wyoming returns home Friday, Sept. 30 and starts a four-match home-stand. The Cowgirls are 4-5-1 on the season and 0-2 in conference.
Both Wyoming cross country teams finished 17th at the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota.
Freshman Harry Ewing came in 45th in a men’s 8K race in 25:56 to pace the Cowboys. Junior Lauren Hamilton led the Cowgirls with a 63th place effort over the women’s 6K course.
Their next meet will be the Pre-Nationals Oct. 15 in Terre Haute, IN.