The Colorado State University volleyball team hosted the biggest rivalry game of the season tonight at Moby Arena against the University of Colorado at Boulder. Surrounded by a exhausted sea of white, the Colorado State Rams took on the Buffs for The Golden Spike and won tonight’s game 3-1.
— Colorado State Volleyball (@CSUVolleyball) September 14, 2022
From the get-go, Colorado State was poised to take on the Boulder Horns first, establishing an early lead in the opening set. The Rams’ intensity on the field filled Moby Arena with great energy, tension and a desire to win. Notably, Kennedy Stanford has become a force to be reckoned with as the outside hitter had five kills in the opening set alone. Despite Boulder’s efforts, Colorado State closed the first set 25-18, leaving the Buffs in the dust.
As the second set unfolded, CU’s offensive moves quickly took the lead, pushing the Rams to really work for the win. But CSU managed to close the scoreboard gap, take the lead and win the second set 25-19. The two teams went neck and neck in the third and fourth sets, alternating the lead and seeking victory. Boulder beat the Rams in the third set 25-21, pushing the game into a fourth set. As the match narrowed to the final point of overtime, Colorado State won the fourth set 28-26.
Regardless of anything else, Colorado State held on and closed out the game, winning the first round of the Golden Spike 3-1. It was just a taste of the battle the Rams have ahead of them, as they travel to the CU Events Center in Boulder, Colorado tomorrow to take on the Buffs for the second round at 7 p.m.