Fort Lewis College was well on its way to avenging its first volleyball loss of the season last week to UC-Colorado Springs on the Mountain Lions home court.
One point away, in fact.
FLC won its first two games 25-18, 30-28 in overtime of its Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener Thursday night at UCCS, then led the third 24-22, one point shy of a sweep.
I thought that was pretty much it, done deal, Skyhawks coach Shelly Aaland said.
UCCS rallied to win the third 28-26 in OT, then won the match 25-15 and 15-6 in the decisive fifth set.
We shouldve won in three, Aaland said. We had the chance to do it, too.
Aaland discredited Thursdays loss to the teams youth, which so far has served the Skyhawks to a 6-3 overall record. But with three freshmen on the floor: Were a work in progress.
That last game wasnt real pretty, she said. The first two games we looked pretty good, though.
Chelsea Flaming led the Skyhawks with 18 kills and a .324 hitting percentage.
Jessica Wilson, her former teammate at Durango High School, had 14 kills and 17 digs for FLC.
Adriana Saiz had five kills and 50 assists in five games.
Jenna Kinzer led the Skyhawks with 20 digs.