Falcons Lose to Colorado State, 3-0
Nov. 9, 2002
The Air Force volleyball team suffered a league road loss, falling to conference-leader Colorado State 3-0, (23-30, 18-30, 22-30). The Rams took control of the match early and never relinquished their momentum, winning all three games handily.
Lamecca Jefferson notched 11 kills and was the only Falcon to finish in double figures in kills. Tiffany Bishop had eight kills, while Kristen Hamlett had seven. Brittany Edmonds led the team in digs with six. The Falcons finished the match with a .104 hitting percentage.
Michelle Knox led the Rams with 11 kills, followed by Tess Rogers with 10. Rogers led CSU with nine digs, just one shy of reaching a double-double. Melissa Courtney had 46 assists, while the Rams had 10 team blocks.
The Rams dominated from the outset. They notched a .389 hitting percentage in game one, knocking 19 kills and just five errors. Their percentage dropped to .235 for game two, but the Falcons hit .026, hitting 10 kills and nine errors. The Falcons took and early lead in game three, but couldn't maintain it, as the Rams used several runs to win by an eight-point margin.
The Falcons (8-19, 2-10 MWC) are 1-14 on the road this season and have lost their last six road matches and their last nine overall. They will be back in action on Nov. 14, when host UNLV to begin their final homestand of the season. The Falcons need to defeat UNLV or SDSU to avoid being the eighth seed in the Mountain West tournament for the third consecutive season.