Fort Collins, COLO. – Sophomore Chandler Ambrester tallied 10 kills Saturday night to lead the Furman volleyball team in the Paladins' 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-21) loss at #17 Colorado State.
Colorado State jumped out to an early lead, winning set one 25-16. The Paladins rebounded in the second set, taking a 22-15 lead before the Rams reeled off seven straight points. The two teams were tied at 24 points and 25 points apiece before Colorado State won two straight points for a 27-25 victory. In set three, the teams were deadlocked at 14-14 when Colorado State began to slowly pull away for a 25-21 win to take the match.
Junior Kelly Kirby led the Paladins with 14 assists and added 13 digs, while freshman Sarah McCarthy recorded 12 assists in the match. Sophomore Natalie Braun paced Furman with 14 digs, and sophomore Caroline Adams hit .500 with six kills and two block assists.
Furman (0-2) will open the 2010 home season Tuesday, when the Paladins play host to Presbyterian at 7 p.m. in Alley Gymnasium.