The Wyoming Cowgirls volleyball team fell to the New Mexico Lobos Saturday in the UniWyo Sports Complex in Laramie Wyoming. The Cowgirls lost three sets in a row by scores of 25-23, 25-21, and 25-22.
The Cowgirls were led by Halie McArdle with 12 kills and Emily Lewis with 11 kills. Both had two blocks. Jackie McBride led the team with 3 blocks on the day.
Marissa Harmon led the Cowgirls in assists with 29 over three sets. Madi Fields contributed 15 digs to the Cowgirl defense. Lilly Austin added nine more digs with McArdle adding six more.
Lauren Twitty led New Mexico with a game, and season, high of 25 kills. Twitty also added 10 digs and three blocks on the night.
Victoria Spragg led the Lobos with four blocks and added nine more kills.
Carson Heilborn led the Lobos with a game-high 40 assists.
The Cowgirls ended the night with 20 total errors while New Mexico ended with 16 total errors.
The Lobos were more efficient on their attacks with a hit percentage of .355, whereas the Cowgirls were only able to get a hit percentage of .283.
The Cowgirls kept up with the Lobos for most of the day only falling behind by five at certain points of the match. However, they committed to many errors and key moments of the match. They were unable to put a run together to push past the Lobos.
New Mexico improved to 9-5 on the season, 1-1 in conference.
The Cowgirls fall to 6-8 on the season, 1-1 in conference.
Cowgirls are back in action Tuesday night when they host Colorado State for the Volleyball edition of the Border War.
Wyoming got the first point but New Mexico scored six straight points leading to a Wyoming timeout. Wyoming would eventually tie the game up at 11, thanks to five kills and a block by Emily Lewis. After this point, the Lobos maintained a cushion of a couple points, which eventually led to them winning the first set 25-23.
Lauren Twitty led New Mexico with 10 kills and a block. Carson Heilborn led the Lobos with 12 assists in the first set.
For the cowgirls it was Emily Lewis leading the way in the first set with six kills and a block. Marissa Harmon led the Cowgirls with eight assists in the set.
The Cowgirls had ten errors during the first set, four on serves and six more on attacks.
Wyoming lost the second set by a score of 25-21. Cowgirls were able to build a lead to 4 points midway through the set but New Mexico would storm back to win the set.
Twitty added 10 more kills for the Lobos in the second set. Heilborn added 13 more assists in the set.
Halie McArdle led the Cowgirls with five kills and two blocks. Harmon added eight more assists during the set.
The Cowgirls stayed within two or three points during the third set but were unable to put a run together. They would eventually lose the set by a score of 25-22.
Lewis led the Cowgirls with five kills and a block. Harmon added 13 more assists in the final set.
Again, Twitty led the Lobos with five kills in the set. Heilborn added 15 assists to help lead New Mexico to end the match in the third set.