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Volleyball Fall to Texas Tech in Three

Nov 20, 2002

BOULDER - The volleyball team (13-14, 7-10 Big 12) fell to Texas Tech (12-14, 7-10 Big 12) 26-30, 24-30, 29-31 Wednesday night at the Coors Events/Conference Center in Boulder to suffer their second straight loss as they prepare to finish the 2002 season with the hopes of receiving a NCAA post-season bid.

"I think we might still have a chance at receiving a post-season bid," Colorado head coach Pi'i Aiu said. "Last year they took three teams that were 9-11, and if we win out we could finish 10-10. But we can't think that far into the future. We need to play for pride and for fun right now."

Junior middle blocker Monique Gerlach led Colorado with nine kills in the match as she hit .120 with eight digs and four blocks on the night. Senior setter Elizabeth Gower tallied eight kills as she hit .421 on the night.

Kelly Johnson pocketed a match-high 16 kills for Texas Tech, while Melissa McGehee grabbed 13 and Angela Mooney tallied 12 for the Red Raiders.

Colorado hit .111 in the match to Tech's .254 team hitting percentage. The Buffs racked-up 11.5 team blocks in the match while the Red Raiders tallied 12 as a team.

The Buffs hit the road now to face Oklahoma in Norman on Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. before they return home to host Baylor at 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 27 for their final regularly scheduled home match of the season.