Armstrong Atlantic stops UCCS
COLORADO SPRINGS â€" Andrea Weedman had 12 kills and 17 digs but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs couldnâ€TMt keep pace with the Armstrong Atlantic Pirates in a 3-1 (22-30, 30-27, 30-26, 30-18) loss Friday night at the Lionsâ€TM Den.
Armstrong Atlanticâ€TMs strong service game kept the Mountain Lions (1-1) off balance, forcing low quality shots. UCCS was held to a meager .085 hitting percentage.
â€œOur passing was off and that made it a lot harder to run our offense,â€ said Weedman.
The Pirates came into the 2006 Amerisuites/Mountain Lion Invitational having received the 32nd highest ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches Association national preseason poll.
Traci Knuth led the Pirates (2-1) with 13 kills, while Christina Flores and Leah Schmiedge keyed the defense with 20 digs and seven blocks respectively.
â€œThey are a good team,â€ said Weedman. â€œThey had a big block and that slowed us down.â€
UCCS had a balanced attack with Diane Sheldon notching 13 kills, Brooke Akers adding 12 and Caroline Ottino having 11. Setter Jessica Stewart had 47 assists.
The Mountain Lions will compete in two of Saturdayâ€TMs seven matches, facing Montana State-Billings at 3:15 p.m. and Georgian Court at 7:45 p.m.
â€œWeâ€TMre going to try to forget about today -itâ€TMs only our second game of the season,â€ said Weedman. â€œWe have some goals weâ€TMre going to set for tomorrow.â€
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