Adams State knocks off Mountain Lions in four

By Mike McNeely published October 22, 2004

Things 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).

CU-Colorado Springs came out clicking on all cylinders. The Mountain Lions sprinted to a 17-5 lead in Game 1. Moments later, Jill Wrenn put the game away with one of her 10 kills as CU-Colorado Springs rolled the Grizzles 30-20. The Mountain Lions outhit Adams State .275 to .157 in the opening set.

CU-Colorado Springs' (11-11, 6-8 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fortunes turned late in Game 2. Already leading 25-23, Adams State went on a 4-0 run capped off by back-to-back blocks by the combo of Ashton Thomas and Kalle Bingham to take control of the game. The Grizzles (12-9, 7-7) dominated the third game 30-19 before closing out the match with a 30-24 win.

CU-Colorado Springs was led by Caroline Ottino's 14 kills and a .344 hitting percentage. Setter Lindsey Hillegass also had 44 assists, eight kills and a .467 hitting percentage.

The loss was a tough one to swallow for a CU-Colorado Springs team that is fighting for a RMAC Tournament spot. The Mountain Lions at 6-7 in the RMAC have now fallen behind the Grizzles in the playoffs race. CU-Colorado Springs has another chance to pick up a big road win Saturday night against New Mexico Highlands in Las Vegas, NM.

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