After enjoying the highest of highs, the Colorado Buffaloes volleyball team was brought down to Earth.
CU won their season opener in straight sets Friday against Valparasio, but they had the opposite luck Saturday.
The Buffs fell to the No. 8 Florida Gators in straight sets in their second match of the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., losing 20-25, 22-25 and 15-25.
“Tonight’s match was an important step in the building of this program,” said CU head coach Liz Kritza in a news release. “To take a young and relatively inexperienced group and face off against one of the best teams in the nation is a huge challenge, but more importantly a huge opportunity.”
After leading the Buffs in kills on Friday, sophomore outside hitter Becah Fogle did it again Saturday, leading the Buffs with 10 kills, while freshman outside hitter Kerra Schroder had eight kills.
Fogle said in a news release that she owes her success for the past two nights to her teammates.
“I feel really good, but I owe it all to my teammates who have really been pushing me in practice,” Fogle said. “Running our new faster offense is hard, we are working hard and I really feel good about how things are turning out.”
However, serving errors were the big problem for the Buffs, especially with six errors in the second set where they only lost by three points.
Colorado will head back home to take on Northern Colorado Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Greeley before flying to New England to take part in the Yale Invitational next weekend.
The Buffs’ first home match will be Sept. 11 versus San Diego in the Colorado Invitational.
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