Stewart Sets Wyoming Digs Record in Loss to No. 22 CSU

The University of Wyoming volleyball team lost to No. 22 Colorado State on Wednesday night in Fort Collins, Colo. Although the Cowgirls lost in three sets, UW hung with CSU till the end of each game.

“They just made a key play here or there,” said Wyoming head coach Chad Callihan. “I thought they were just a little more disciplined than us in a couple of areas. We had a couple of little defensive breakdowns, but it was never any one thing. It was just one play here, one play there. But I’m proud of our team for putting ourselves in a position to even be there at the end of the sets. I thought we competed very well tonight.”

Senior libero Becky Stewart had a match-high 23 digs, making her Wyoming’s all-time leader in digs with 1,280.

“She was a real spark plug for us,” said Callihan about Stewart. “She has done a good job all season, particularly being a senior with a new staff, of still buying into what we’re trying to accomplish and trying to change some things that we think will make her better. I think she played a whale of a match tonight. She did a great job for us.”

Redshirt freshman Mikaela Ryshytylo had 9 kills and junior Erin Kirby had 8 kills and 6 blocks, but it wasn’t enough to slow down CSU, who had four players notch double-digit kills.

UW is now 7-4 overall and 0-1 in Mountain West play. Wyoming will head back on the road Friday to take on Utah Valley and UC Riverside in Colorado Springs.