The win was a big one for the Rams, who not only swept the Mountain West leading Rebels in their Cox Pavilion (25-22, 25-22, 25-23), but also earned themselves their first road win of the season.
It was a great effort by the Rams, who never trailed by more than two points throughout the entire match, hitting .396, while Seniors Brieon Paige and Megan Plourde along with Cranston combined for 35 kills while hitting .475.
Cranston made her mark on Sunday’s game, finishing with 16 kills and six blocks to lead all players. Many of those kills came at very significant moments of the match, like back-to-back kills in the first set to give the Rams a 16-14 lead, as well as the set-winning kill in the second.
She also led all players with points earned, scoring a game-high 19 points for her Rams.
The win was a significant one for the Rams, as not only was it their first victory away from the comforts of Moby Arena (the team’s home court), but it also helped the Rams gain some valuable ground in the conference standings.
After splitting their last road trip with one win and one loss, the Rams will now welcome two visiting teams to Moby Arena for back-to-back games. Game one will take place Thursday, October 18 against Boise State, followed by a tilt against Air Force Friday, October 19.