CSU sweeps UNC wilmington in first victory of 2018 season

The Colorado State volleyball team recorded its first win of the season, with a sweep over UNC Wilmington on Saturday morning in Moby Arena.

From CSU Athletics: 

In the opening set, both teams were tied at 4-4 before the Rams went on a 12-4 run to lead 18-8. The Seahawks got within eight points at 19-11, but CSU finished the frame off, 25-18.

Colorado State cruised out to a 9-3 advantage in the second set and held the lead through the heart of the frame, which included an 8-3 run late, on its way to holding a 2-0 match lead.

In the final set, both teams battled as the Rams led 13-12, before CSU rattled off three-consecutive points to force at UNCW timeout at 16-12. Following the short break, Colorado State’s offense continued to run on all cylinders as it recorded its first sweep of the season.

“I thought our team came out and made serves today," head coach Tom Hilbert said. "I think we served reasonably tough as well, which was good and it helped us on the point scoring side. We also blocked some balls in little spurts, which allowed us to have 11 blocks. We played well in moments which allowed us to get comfortable leads and that was very good. I thought we handled UNCW pretty well and we played good on defense; we probably could get better, but overall it was a good match.”