September 17, 2009

Brown Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision to Wyoming

Providence, R.I. – The Brown volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match to Wyoming, in a contest that was considerably closer than the final score indicated. Sophomore setter Annika Gliottone (Warwick, R.I.) led the way for Brown, finishing with three kills, 27 assists, 12 digs, and a game-high six aces. With the loss, the Bears fall to 1-5 on the season, while Wyoming improves to 7-3.

In the first set, Brown hung with the Cowgirls most of the way, tying the set several times, with the latest instance being 21 apiece. However, Wyoming’s attack settled into a rhythm, ripping off a 4-0 run to close out the opener with a 25-21 win. The Bears were even better in the second, leading for a majority of the set, and holding a 19-17 lead late. Once again though, the Cowgirls were able to find some momentum, and came storming back to take a heartbreaking 25-22 win for a 2-0 match lead. The Wyoming offense continued to click in the third set, as the Cowgirls ran out to a 22-10 lead over Brown. Though Bruno gamely battled back, at one point closing to within seven, Wyoming held on for a 25-17 win to close out the match.

Junior Brianna Williamson (Cincinnati, OH) led the way offensively for the Bears, notching a team-high eight kills, and adding 14 digs, while rookie libero Carly Cotton (Newport Beach, CA) added nine digs.

The Bears will be back in action on Friday evening, when they open play at the Brown Invitational with matches against Stony Brook at 5:00 and Holy Cross at 7:30 p.m.