The Fort Lewis College volleyball team was the victim of the little things Friday night against Western State.
In a tight defensive match that saw the teams combine for 181 digs unofficially, a few mistakes at the wrong time did in the Skyhawks in Western States 25-21, 25-22, 21-25, 27-25 four-set home victory in Gunnison.
It was just something here or there on the pass or on the serve or on the hit or miscommunication, but nothing that shouldve made a big difference, Aaland said.
Each team had a pair of players post more than 20 digs. FLCs Ashley Wells and WSCs Sami Fuentes had 29 digs apiece, with Fuentes total tying a school record.
Skyhawks libero Hannah Starbuck had 21 digs, and Jessica Wilson added 12.
Kallee Cool had 24 digs, and Josie Hopkins had 15 digs for the Mountaineers (6-15, 3-10 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).
On the night, FLC finished with 96 digs and Western State 85.
It was a pretty good defensive effort. ... I dont think weve had that many digs before, Aaland said.
Stephanie Schlis led the Mountaineers offensively with 12 kills, becoming the biggest thorn in the Skyhawks side.
Wells and Wilson each had 12 kills for the Skyhawks (5-16, 2-11 RMAC).
It was nothing too ridiculous. ... We couldnt stop their one middle. We did a much better job against their setter (Molly Dolson) compared to last time, Aaland said.