COLORADO STATE 3, HOUSTON BAPTIST 0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-16)
FORT COLLINS, CO – Colorado State controlled the net during its sweep of Houston Baptist, holding the Huskies to a .128 hitting percentage and moving on to the second round of the 2021 NIVC.
The Rams (19-10) will face UTEP on Friday, with start time set for 9:30 p.m. ET.
Houston Baptist held leads throughout Set 2, but Colorado State took charge at net, with key blocks coming from the work of Karina Leber. A late 3-0 run got the job done for the Rams, anchored with a kill from Annie Sullivan and a service ace by Alyssa Bert. CSU took a big lead midway through Set 3 before wrapping up the match.
Sullivan nine kills for the Rams; Jacqi Van Liefde added eight kills and Sasha Columbo chipped in with seven kills. Ciera Pritchard had 32 assists and Bert was key with her eight digs and four aces
The Huskies (21-9) saw Anna Gadway and Sara Arroyo each notch seven kills; Ellie Wipf had 25 assists and Alexia Jones added 11 digs.