Mountain Lions Defeat Mountaineers in Straight Sets

By MJ Arjomandi published October 17, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team (8-9 / 4-5 RMAC) defeats Western State (1-16 / 0-9 RMAC) tonight in straight sets (26-24, 25-13, 25-22).

The first set went back and forth the entire time with three lead changes and 10 tie scores. Neither team seemed to find their groove in the first set, but it was UCCS that gained momentum late to take game one by two points.

The Mountain Lions were led in the first game by Kim Catlett, who recorded six of her 10 kills. Catlett finished the match with a .400 hitting percent, and also added eight digs.

UCCS carried its momentum in into the second set as the team went on a 5-0 run to begin the game. The Mountain Lions remained in firm control the entire second set as there were no tie scores or lead changes.

Jordan Banich led the team in the second with four kills, zero attack errors, three service aces, and two digs. Banich finished the match with 10 kills, nine digs, and a match-high six block assists.

The third set was much like the first as the teams traded points the entire game. The third set saw four lead changes and 15 tie scores, but just like in the first set, it was UCCS that rallied late to get the win.

The Mountain Lions were led by Kristen Sciacca, who recorded seven of her match-high 12 kills in the set. Sciacca finished the match with a hitting percent of .450 and match-high two solo blocks.

Grace Gordon also had a great performance as she finished with a match-high 35 assists and added 10 digs.

Up Next: The UCCS Mountain Lions will be back in action Friday night for the second of three home matches on the weekend as the team hosts the Grizzlies of Adams State (7-9 / 5-3 RMAC).

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Jordan BanichJordan Banich11OH/OPPSo.
Kristen SciaccaKristen Sciacca2MBSr.
Kim CatlettKim Catlett6OHSo.
Grace GordonGrace Gordon4SSo.
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