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Volleyball Finishes Wyoming Invite; Falls 3-0 in Final Match

 LARAMIE, Wyo. - Northern Arizona volleyball lost to Wyoming, 3-0, in the last match of the Wyoming Invitational at the UniWyo Sports Complex on Saturday.  The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-16, 25-14, and 27-25. 

NAU (1-3) fell behind early in the first set but fought back late in the set cutting the Wyoming (3-0) lead to three four times.  In the second set, the Lumberjacks played with the Cowgirls for the first half of the set but a 10-1 run pushed Wyoming ahead 2-0. 

The Lumberjacks led for the majority of the third set but were unable to push the match into a fourth set despite holding a 23-20 edge.   Wyoming battled back to tie the set at 25-25 and won two straight points to seal the decision. 

Sophomore Lexi Sullivan led NAU with 11 kills (3.67 kps).  Freshman Niki Small converted 7-of-11 attacks and led the Lumberjacks with a .545 hitting percentage. 

As a team, NAU posted a .072 hitting percentage.  The Cowgirls hit .297 on the day. 

Freshman Kelli Dallmann finished with the matches' only double-double.  Dallmann collected 32 (10.67) assists and 10 digs (3.34 dps).  Sophomore Anna Gott posted a team-high 12 digs (4.0 dps).

DID YOU KNOW…Student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff combined to volunteer more than 4,500 hours over the 2009-10 academic year, assisting with events like Red Ribbon Week, Relay for Life, Welcome Back Jacks, St. Mary's Food Bank, Adopt a Family, Climb to Conquer Cancer. In all, the department participated with more than 20 different organizations and/or events.