Colorado State into Sweet 16 after five
The CSU volleyball team rushes onto the court as they celebrate their 3 2 win over CU in the second cheap nba jerseys round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.(Photo: Erin Hull/The Coloradoan)
"Honestly, it's kind of a blur. All I remember is seeing one of their players try and dig it. From there I don't even know," Poletto said. "The excitement just takes over. I don't even remember, to be honest. I was just so excited."
Simply put, it was wholesale nba jerseys china a match that will go down in Colorado State University lore.
The 3 2 win (25 22, 25 21, 23 25, 24 26, 16 14) catapults the Rams into the Sweet 16 for first time since 2009 and 10th time in program history. CSU will face No. 2 Texas in the regional semifinal on Friday in Minneapolis.
"This is the happiest and greatest match I've been a part of in coaching here in 18 years," coach Tom Hilbert said. "It's a great moment for CSU, volleyball and the state of Colorado. I'm just so happy for these guys."
Hilbert left the floor pumping his fists to the crowd, egging on the 6,011 fans in attendance.
It was a raucous ending that was so close to being a heartbreaking loss for CSU.
The Rams led 2 0 at intermission after closing out two back and forth sets. After the break the University of Colorado (20 14) came back energized.
They won the next two sets in close fashion.
That set up the fifth set with the largely CSU crowd on edge and the section of CU fans going wild.
Tied at 13 in the race to 15, CSU's Deedra Foss hit a service error to give CU a match point. Instead of being the death of the Rams, it set up Poletto's sequence of kill, CU error and CSU block to end the match.
CSU's balanced attacked powered the team. Freshman Jasmine Hanna china cheap nba jerseys had 13 kills, Culbert had 12, Poletto had 11 and Kelsey Snider had 10.
But it was senior outside hitter Marlee Reynolds who was the star. She had 18 kills and hit .364.
"I thought Marlee Reynolds had the best match of her career," Hilbert said. "She played aggressively, solidly and got a lot of kills. It was fantastic."
"We had no answer for Taylor Simpson and still we were able to survive," Hilbert said. "She was able to do a china wholesale nba jerseys lot of things when we knew what she was doing."
Not only does the match send CSU into the Sweet 16, it keeps bragging rights at home. Hilbert is now 47 0 at Moby Arena against Air Force, Denver, Northern Colorado and CU.