Published: Dec. 1, 2009 By

The volleyball team defeated Valparaiso in its first match under new coach Liz Kritza and finished the nonconference schedule 5-4. While CU was swept 3-0 in five of the first six conference matches, four of those opponents were ranked in the top 20 in the nation.

“We have to keep trusting what we are doing, which gets difficult when the results are not what we want them to be,” Kritza says.

The Buffs had lost 10 of their first 15 matches as of early October.