In case you missed it last night, the Buffaloes volleyball team scored a huge victory over #11 UCLA. Nikki Lindow, Taylor Simpson and Neira Ortiz Ruiz combined for 43 Colorado kills as the Buffs toppled the Bruins 3-2 at the Coors Event Center. The five-set thriller was Colorado's first ever win over UCLA.
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Although senior Nikki Lindow had never been a part of a victory against a ranked opponent, she showed up to Coors Events Center on Friday with a good feeling.
"Walking into the gym today, I honestly knew we were ready and we were going to take this team," Lindow said.
She was right.
Lindow had perhaps the best match of her career in helping the Colorado volleyball team to a five-set upset of 11th-ranked UCLA, 27-29, 25-15, 24-26, 25-23, 15-12.
CU (9-2, 1-1 Pac-12) snapped a 41-match losing streak against ranked opponents, including an 0-39 mark under current coach Liz Kritza, with the come-from-behind victory against the Bruins (9-3, 0-2).
"This was the most exciting match I've been a part of here," Kritza said. "Not just because of the victory, but because of the effort on the court and what the administration did as far as marketing to pack this place. It was a really significant night for our program. It's a critical moment as our program has been building.