Rams continue to roll through Mountain West

The Colorado State volleyball team has swept four consecutive opponents, and appears to be heating up at the perfect time to make a postseason run. Most recently, CSU (15-6, 7-2 MW) swept the University of New Mexico (11-10, 5-4 MW) in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday night to record its first road sweep of a conference opponent this season.

In the victory, Breana Runnels led the Rams with 18 kills, while posting a .371 hitting percentage. Defensively, Runnels had five digs and a block to round out a solid performance for the redshirt sophomore outside hitter.

Along with Runnels, Kirstie Hillyer had a nice outing as well, leading the the team with a .533 hitting percentage and helping control the net with seven blocks (two solo). Fresh off of being named the MW Offensive Player of the Week, Paulina Hougaard-Jensen followed with a .400 hitting percentage and had six kills in the victory.

“We did a good job and we were prepared,” head coach Tom Hilbert said in a release. “We blocked the people we needed to block early and it created some hitting error situations for New Mexico. And besides that, Breana Runnels played unbelievable tonight; if she plays like tonight, we’ll beat everyone we play.”

CSU will conclude its two-game road trip Saturday at UNLV.

PHOTO: Elliott Jerge | Rocky Mountain Collegian