Monday, 11 December 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Buffs Earn A Sweep On Senior Day

Buffs Earn A Sweep On Senior Day

BOULDER – The Colorado women’s volleyball team (15-13, 7-10) defeated the Washington Huskies (15-14, 6-12) in three sets (26-24, 25-20, 25-17) on senior day here in the CU Events Center. 

The Buffs’ offense dominated with Lexi Hadrych leading in kills. She earned 11 kills in 19 attempts with a .526 hitting percentage. Skyy Howard and Lily Dwinell also played important roles in today’s win as each earned eight kills. Alexia Kuehl led Colorado in blocks, posting five. 

Avery Bolles earned three service aces, while Taylor Simpson recorded 40 assists. 

As a team, CU hit a .304 hitting percentage, while the Huskies hit .149.

The Buffs will travel to California to compete against the University of California Berkeley, on November 22 at 2:00 p.m. MT. 


SET ONE: The teams traded points back and forth early on with an early tie of 4-4. The Buffs went on 3-0 scoring run to take the lead at 9-8, however, Washington responded with a 4-0 scoring run to take the advantage at 13-10. The two teams continued to be neck-in-neck, with a slight lead coming for CU at 20-19 off of a kill from Howard, her fourth of the match. Hadrych earned her sixth kill to tie things up at 23-23. Colorado held on to win set one at 26-24 off of a service ace from Bolles, her 44th ace of the season. 

SET TWO: Dwinell’s third kill of the match gave Colorado an early advantage at 4-3. She then went on to earn her fifth kill to put the Buffs up by two at 13-11, forcing a timeout by Washigton. Colorado put Washington at a four point deficit late in the set at 23-19 off of an attack error by the Huskies, and Colorado maintained their lead to win set two 25-20. 

SET THREE: Colorado jumped to an early lead of 5-1 to force a timeout by the Huskies. This didn’t slow the Buffs down as they continued their scoring run, increasing their lead to 7-1. Dwinell earned her eighth kill of the match while hitting .500 at 10-3. Hardych continued to lead the Buffs in kills with nine, bringing the score to 18-9 late in set three. Washington responded with a 3-0 scoring run to stay within four at 21-17, forcing a timeout by Colorado. The Buffs responded with a 4-0 scoring run to take set three 25-20 off another service ace from Bolles.


Coach Jesse Mahoney

Opening statement –

“Exciting to get a win. There are only a few sweeps…

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