Mountain Lions come back from two sets down to beat Mustangs
SILVER CITY, N.M. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team overcame a two-set deficit and a serious case of road fatigue to defeat the Western New Mexico Mustangs Friday evening.
Western New Mexico took games one and two 25-14 and 25-20 before dropping three straight 20-25, 25-27 and 13-15.
The Mustangs fell to 5-5 (1-1, RMAC) while UCCS improved to 6-4 (2-0, RMAC).
The match was the second of an epic three-match road trip. The Mountain Lions traveled 302 miles (5 hours, 53 minutes according to Mapquest) to Durango Thursday. They then headed 497 miles (7:58) to Silver City, N.M. for Friday's date with Western New Mexico. Next up will be Las Vegas, N.M. (405 miles, 6:06) for a Saturday match against New Mexico Highlands. Add the return trip to Colorado Springs and the UCCS volleyball team will have spent - assuming there are no construction or other delays - 23 hours and 42 minutes on a bus covering 1,461 miles.
NOTE: Due to technical problems at the host site, a box score and a full write-up will not be available until Saturday.
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