Wolf Pack volleyball loses fifth straight match in straight set finish to CSU

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Nevada volleyball falls to No. 14 Colorado State in three-straight sets to move to 14-8, 4-6 on the year. The sets scores were, 25-12, 25-16 and 27-25 in favor of the Rams.

Kayla Afoa continues to lead the Pack in kills with nine on the afternoon but Sydney Petersen had the top hitting percentage with eight kills for a .357 percentage. Dalyn Burns recorded yet another double double with 24 assists and 11 digs. Petersen tallied two block assists with Kyla Waiters and Burns in on both for one assist each.

Mandalay Rennon recorded the first point of the match with a service ace, she had two in the match, but it was followed with an error to give the Rams the ball back. Later in the set, Ryan Blackwood recorded an ace to tie it up, 4-4. Colorado State however, went on a 13-6 run, to give them a 17-9 lead before Nevada called timeout. Following the timeout, the Rams continued to keep the momentum in its favor, going up 23-11 before two errors gave Nevada two points, 23-13 but an error from the Pack sealed it for the Rams, 25-13.

The second set was controlled by the Rams from start to finish, beginning with an 8-2 run, forcing Nevada to call an early timeout to regroup. Petersen claimed a kill coming out of the timeout but another service error from the Pack gave the momentum right back to the Rams. The set ended with Colorado State winning it, 25-16.

Nevada showed promise in the third set, holding the lead from the beginning when Afoa started it off with a kill. The Pack held on to the lead for the entire set until the Rams tied it up late, 23-23. Nevada called a timeout trying to get the momentum to swing back in favor of the Pack and it worked, scoring the first point out of the timeout on an attack error from the Rams. A service error tied it back up, 24-24 and then again 25-25 before Colorado State took back-to-back points to win it, 27-25.

Next for Nevada is two home matches, beginning with Utah State on Oct. 31 at 6 pm before the Saturday matchup with Boise State on Nov. 2 at 11 am.