Friday, 22 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Colorado Sweeps Wichita State – University of Colorado Athletics

Colorado Sweeps Wichita State - University of Colorado Athletics

WICHITA, Kan. – The Colorado women’s volleyball team (6-2) defeated the Wichita State Shockers (3-4) in three sets (25-21, 25-11, 25-23) in the final match of the Wichita State Invitational tonight. 

The Buffs’ offense had an excellent night with Maya Tabron, Skyy Howard, and Lily Dwinell leading the way. Tabron had 12 kills to hit .310 while Howard and Dwinell earned seven kills each for a .636 and .238 hitting percentage, respectively. As a team, CU achieved a .247 attack percentage while holding the Shockers to .100. Junior setter Taylor Simpson was integral to the Buffs offense with 30 assists. 

On the defensive side, CU picked up 43 digs compared to Wichita State’s 35 digs. Libero Morgan Riddle led the Buffs with 14 digs. 

Riddle also led the team in service aces, setting a new personal career high with four. As a team, the Buffs earned nine aces. 

After the match, Howard and Tabron were named to the All-Tournament team. For the weekend, Howard hit .500 with 15 kills on 26 swings and led the team in blocks with seven. Tabron picked up 22 digs and achieved a .268 hitting percentage with 28 kills on 71 attempts. 

“I am proud of how we responded tonight; it was a great team effort,” head coach Jesse Mahoney commented. “Wichita State is a good team and this is a tough road atmosphere to compete in. We struggled again in the serve and pass game, but we righted the ship at the end.” 

The Buffs return home to face Colorado State University Thursday at 7 p.m. MT in the first match of the Golden Spike. 

Wichita State Invitational All-Tournament Team:

Ayah Elnady (MVP) – Kansas

Camryn Turner – Kansas

Toyosi Onabanjo – Kansas

Skyy Howard – Colorado

Maya Tabron – Colorado

Natalie Foster – Wichita State


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