Colorado State ends Terps' NCAA bid

College Volleyball

December 07, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLLEGE PARK - Lynnsy Jones had 15 kills and hit .333, but No. 25 Maryland fell in the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament, 30-23, 30-28, 30-26, to No. 12 Colorado State last night at Comcast Center Gymnasium.

Maria DiLivio was the only other Terrapin in double digits for kills, recording 10 of them while hitting .364, while Fiona DeFreitas had a match-high 16 digs.

The Terrapins fell behind early in the first game at 21-12 and never recovered despite getting six kills from Jones.

Colorado State's Tess Rogers paced her team in the first game with four kills.

Maryland jumped out to a 20-12 lead in the second game, but Colorado State fought back to tie the game at 28.

From there, two costly Terrapins attack errors gave the Rams the game.

Colorado State clinched the match, improving its record to 30-4 and advancing to the third round of the tournament.

Andreya Downs led the Rams with 13 kills, while Melissa Courtney handed out 47 assists.

Maryland ended the year at 27-8, its best finish since 1997.

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