"Our setters are doing a great job getting ball to our hitters and our hitters are getting the good shots," CU head coach Pi'i Aiu said after his team's 19th win of the year. "When you work hard, things start to pay off like winning on the road."
Colorado has been working hard as of late, claiming six of their last seven matches in a streak which rivals the 9-2 nonconference start the Buffs began the season with, and is infinitely more important in their hopes for a bid in the upcoming NCAA Tournament beginning the first week of December. Despite their success, the Buffs are in no position to let up now, with three pivotal Big 12 matches still remaining on CU's schedule, two of which will be played in Boulder.
"Right now we are so determined," Gerlach said. "It's crunch time and we can't allow ourselves to get in a hole. We're taking advantage of opportunities given to us and jumping on them."
Colorado will return home to host the University of Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Coors Events Conference Center.