The Skyhawks walked down a short set of scoring steps Friday.
They started high at 22 points, stepped down to 20, then plunged to 11 as the Fort Lewis College volleyball team lost in three sets to No. 23 Metro State on Friday night in Denver.
It didnt go real well, FLC head coach Shelley Aaland said.
The first game, Aaland said, felt like the two teams were matching up well before the Metro State offense really got going.
We were just dominated by their offense, and we werent able to adjust quickly enough, she said.
Blame the Roadrunners ridiculous .441 hitting percentage, led by Alysa Heaths 21 kills and single error for a .741 hitting percentage.
They just run a really fast offense, Aaland said.
Its hard to anticipate where theyre going to go.
Lauren Quijano added 14 kills for the Roadrunners, Daleah Whitaker had eight and Kylie Haun seven.
Theyre very smart hitters, so when we took away one part of the court, theyd go to the other.
For the Skyhawks, the scoring was much more even.
Ashley Wells led the team with seven kills, followed by six from Stephani Sonka and four each from Ashley Ellis and Kristin Stephan.
It was all offense, not a whole lot of defense, Aaland said.
We decided if we couldnt stop them, wed have to match them.
They didnt, but the Skyhawks did outclass them when it came to blocking and serving. The FLC women doubled up the Roadrunners at the net, totaling six blocks.
We had aspects of our game that were pretty strong, Aaland said of her improving team.
The Skyhawks also served up six aces to just two from the Metro State women.
It doesnt get any easier for the Skyhawks (9-11, 5-7 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference), either. Theyll play No. 17 Regis at 5 p.m. today in Denver.