Fort Lewis College went from being in awe to being awesome at No. 15 Metro State on Friday night in Denver.
Metro State, however, kept the Skyhawks' volleyball team at bay with a 4-1 victory - 29-27, 22-25, 25-18, 25-17.
"We lost in four, but we played really well," FLC coach Shelly Aaland said. "We gave 'em a pretty good run for their money."
Aaland said FLC hit .426 as a team - "that's pretty good."
"It was interesting to see the energy shift," she said. "They came out strong, and we were kind of in awe of what they could do, but then we kind of realized we can do some of those things, too."
In the end, too many unforced errors did the Skyhawks in, Aaland said.
"We did a good job of distributing the ball," she said. "We had five hitters in double-digit attempts."
Taylor Hilberry led FLC with 12 kills and five blocks. She hit a .524 percentage.
Chelsea Flaming had 12 kills, Jessica Wilson had eight kills, and freshman Kristin Stephan "had a really strong night," Aaland said with six kills and a .312 hitting percentage.
Jenna Kinzer had 13 digs.
Adriana Saiz had 37 assists.
FLC (6-4 overall, 0-2 RMAC) will continue Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play at 4 p.m. today at Regis.