ThunderWolves handed tough loss by Grizzlies


The ThunderWolves volleyball team suffered a tough loss against the Adams State College Grizzlies, losing three out of four games, Sept. 30.

Senior Alea Wildman makes a kill against the Grizzlies, Sept. 30. Photo by Milly Spady.

The first game started off slow as ball coverage was lacking by the ThunderWolves. They struggled through and ended up losing game one 16-25.

Early in the second game, the lady ThunderWolves pulled out of their slump and showed more hustle than they did in the first game. The Grizzlies were made up of a team of hard hitters. The ThunderWolves stepped it up by not letting the hitters beat them. In a total turnaround from the first game, 25-16 was the final score in the second game.

The second game would be the only one the ThunderWolves would win against the Grizzlies.

Game three was a close game from the start, and was consistent in being a one to two point difference throughout the game. The ThunderWolves kept their momentum but it was not enough to keep the Grizzlies down.

Senior Bernadette Pitre threw down a kill to bring the score to a nail biting 23-24, but the Grizzlies were able to pull out the final point they needed to win the game 25-23.

Early in the fourth game the ThunderWolves started losing their ground until Pitre hit a kill that put CSU-Pueblo on the board, with a score of 1-4. After some tough battles, the ThunderWolves started closing in with a score of 10-13, but the Grizzlies wouldn’t be denied. They ended up winning the match 25-21.

Senior Alea Wildman helped out her CSU-Pueblo by having 11 kills, while Pitre had 14. Freshman Sierra Moran also added 10 kills and 14 digs to her stats against the Grizzlies.