2004 UCCS Volleyball Releases

November 29, 2004Volleyball adds two key recruitsThe transformation of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball program moved into phase 2 Monday when second-year coach Jessica Wood announced the addition of two key recruits during the early signing period.
November 13, 2004Season comes to an end in KearneyPerhaps if the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs hadn’t played the Nebraska Kearney Lopers so tightly in their first meeting of the season, the Lopers may have looked past CU-Colorado Springs.After the Mountain Lions gave No. 1 Nebraska Kearney all they could handle on Oct. 16, the Lopers knew they would have to bring their A-game when the two teams met again in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament Friday night in Kearney, Neb. And that’s exactly what the Lopers did.As they have done all season Nebraska-Kearney (34-0) proved it was the best team in the country dismantling the Mountain Lions 3-0 (30-13, 30-20, 30-21). Kearney outhit CU-Colorado Springs .361 to .077.
November 6, 2004Mountain Lions playoff boundThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defeated the Colorado College Tigers 3-0 (30-22, 30-28, 30-25) in a match that ended at 7:20 p.m. Saturday night. But the Mountain Lions’ bigger victory came two hours later in the mountain town of Gunnison.
November 5, 2004Mountain Lions WaitingIt's out of their hands now.
November 3, 2004Mountain Lions stay alive, beat CSU-PThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs beat its biggest rival Tuesday evening in Pueblo. The Mountain Lions won a hard-fought match over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves 3-1 (24-30, 30-24, 30-28, 32-30).
October 30, 2004Mesa beats up on CU-Colorado Springs 3-0The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost a crucial Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match to the Mesa State Mavericks Saturday evening in the Lions' Den. The Mavericks swept CU-Colorado Springs 3-0 (30-28, 30-24, 30-22).
October 29, 2004CU-Colorado Springs knocks off WesternThe University of Colorado at Colorado Spring kept its playoffs hopes alive with an impressive home win over the Western State Mountaineers Friday night at the Lions' Den.
October 24, 2004CU-Colorado Springs loses fourth straight.After another tough road loss the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs now has a razor thin margin of error if it is to make the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament. CU-Colorado Springs again played well Saturday night in Las Vegas, N.M. but lost to the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls 3-1 (31-29, 22-30, 30-25, 30-26).
October 24, 2004Long road trip ends with sixth straight defeat.A long road trip ended in loss for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon in Silver City, N.M. The Mountain Lions dropped their sixth consecutive match, this time to Western New Mexico 3-0 (30-28, 30-22, 30-26) in non-conference action.
October 22, 2004Adams State knocks off Mountain Lions in fourThings started well for the University at Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening in Alamosa. Unfortunately, the night ended with a loss as the Adams State Grizzles beat the Mountain Lions 3-1 (20-30, 30-24, 30-19, 30-24).
October 17, 2004Mountain Lions lose second straight to ranked foeCOLORADO SPRINGS – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost its second straight match to a nationally-ranked opponent, falling 3-0 (30-26, 30-17, 30-17) to the No. 12 Fort Hays State Tigers Sunday at the Lions’ Den.
October 16, 2004UCCS gives No. 1 Kearney all it can handleNot much changed for the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers after they defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 3-0 (33-31, 30-20, 30-27) Saturday at the Lions' Den.
October 9, 2004Mountain Lions bounce back, beat CCUThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team got back on track Oct. 8 in Lakewood, Colo. One night after having their four-game win streak snapped, the Mountain Lions defeated the Colorado Christian Cougars 3-1 (31-29, 30-21, 34-32, 30-25).
October 9, 2004Mountain Lions can't handle RegisDENVER - Saturday night's 3-0 (30-26, 30-28, 30-23) loss to the Regis Rangers didn't do anything to derail the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' playoff aspirations. It did, however, deny the Mountain Lions an opportunity to enhance those chances.
October 7, 2004Metro State tops Mountain LionsDENVER - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had hopes of ending 10 years of Metro State domination Thursday night. After the Roadrunners' 3-0 (30-24, 30-23, 30-23) win at the Auraria Events Center, the Mountain Lions must reserve that hope until year 11.
October 3, 2004Mountain Lions Use comeback to win fifth straight vs. RMACWith the match and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ three-game win streak on the line, Natalie Newberry delivered in the clutch. After Jill Wrenn nailed a kill to tie the fifth game at 11-11 it was Newberry’s turn in the Mountain Lions’ serve rotation. The freshman stepped behind the red line and nailed four straight outstanding serves. As Newberry served the Mountain Lions won the final four points of the game to break the Colorado Mines Orediggers hearts 3-2 (30-25, 28-30, 17-30, 30-19, 15-11).
October 2, 2004Mountain Lions sweep Chadron, win fourth in a row vs RMACThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs picked up its third straight win Saturday afternoon in the Lions' Den. CU-Colorado Springs beat the Chadron State Eagles 3-0 (30-22, 30-26, 31-29).
September 28, 2004Wrenn named RMAC West Division player of the weekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs sophomore Jill Wrenn was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s West Division volleyball player of the week, the conference announced Tuesday.
September 25, 2004Mountain Lions upset Adams StateWhat a big win. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs upset the Adams State Grizzles 3-1 (30-18, 28-30, 30-25, 30-25) Friday night in the Lions' Den.
September 25, 2004Defense leads volleyball to second straight winKelley Angel had 10 blocks and Natalie Newberry added 23 digs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team leaned on its defense to win its second straight match, 3-1 (30-19, 23-30, 30-27, 30-27) over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday evening at the Lions' Den.
September 18, 2004Colorado College makes it four straight over UCCSEverything seemed to be going so well.
September 17, 2004Mountain Lions top Fort Lewis in DurangoAfter a week of frustration the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finally got what it was looking for - a conference win.
September 14, 2004CSU-P Takes Round 1 Over UCCSAlthough the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team lost its fourth straight match Tuesday night, the Mountain Lions accomplished something in the loss. They brought excitement back to the Lions’ Den.On a night where there was a tremendous atmosphere in the gym, CU-Colorado Springs lost a four-game marathon against I-25 rival Colorado State-Pueblo 3-1 (30-22, 26-30, 33-31, 31-29).
September 12, 2004Mountain Lions hang tough, still get swept by MavsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team ran into the toughest opponent it has played all year Saturday evening in Grand Junction, Colo. And for at least one game, the Mountain Lions proved they could play with one of the best teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
September 10, 2004Mountain Lions drop conference opener to Western StateThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team opened its conference season with a heartbreaking five-game loss at Western State Friday. CU-Colorado Springs (5-3, 0-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) lost to the Mountaineers 3-2 (30-27 18-30, 30-28, 30-22, 17-15) before raucus crowd of 358 at Paul Wright Gym in Gunnison, Colo.
September 4, 2004Volleyball's five-match win Streak endsGUNNISON, Colo. - It took reinforcements from Europe to slow down the streaking Mountain Lions.
September 3, 2004Volleyball wins second straight in Gunnison tournamentGUNNISON, Colo. - Valdosta State came all the way from Georgia to compete in the Comfort Inn Invitational, and the trip home will likely be a little longer after the Lady Blazers were beaten by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 3-0 (30-23, 32-30, 30-27) Friday afternoon.
September 3, 2004Mountain Lions equal last year's win markGUNNISON, Colo. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team equaled its win total for all of 2003 when the Mountain Lions defeated St. Joseph's 3-2 (29-31, 30-23, 31-29, 30-32, 15-9) at the Comfort Inn Invitational Friday night.
August 28, 2004Mountain Lions off to Great StartThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is off to its best start in three years as the Mountain Lions won three out of four matches in a season-opening tournament in Stephenville, Tex.CU-Colorado Springs lost the opening game Friday against Angelo State 3-1 before putting together three straight dominating wins. The Mountain Lions swept Southeastern Oklahoma State on Friday and also needed just three games to beat both Dallas Baptist and Tarleton State on Saturday
August 20, 20042004 Season PreviewFirst year head coach Jessica Wood will look to a pair of wily veterans to provide leadership on what is otherwise a young University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team.
July 7, 2004Wood named volleyball coachThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that Jessica Wood will be the Mountain Lions’ new volleyball coach. Wood replaces Tara Miller, who resigned July 1 to pursue other opportunities.
July 1, 2004Miller resigns as volleyball coachUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletic director Stephen Kirkham announced Thursday that volleyball coach Tara Miller resigned to pursue other opportunities.
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