Volleyball loses third straight match
The good news is that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team finished the 2005 regular season with a best-ever 12-7 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record (16-12 overall) and will be making only its second trip to the RMAC playoffs next week.
The bad news is that after Fridayâ€TMs 3-0 (30-28, 30-20, 30-28) loss to the Fort Lewis Skyhawks at Durango, the Mountain Lions will be going into those playoffs with a three-match losing streak and will be occupying somewhere between the fourth and seventh seed rather that the No. 2 or 3 that was possible, even likely, just two weeks ago.
UCCS is now 3-5 in its past eight matches.
Friday, Nicole Schwab led Fort Lewis with 17 kills as the Skyhawks outhit UCCS .172 to .090 and had a 13 to 7 advantage in blocks.
Diane Sheldon led the Mountain Lions with 12 kills, while Andrea Weedman added 11.
Scenarios for the RMAC playoff seedings are too numerous to list pending Saturdayâ€TMs matches but a complete bracket will be included in next weekâ€TMs volleyball notes.
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