EWC falls to Laramie County, Western Neb.


SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Eastern Wyoming College volleyball suffered a pair of road losses in the past week to Laramie County Community College and Western Nebraska Community College.

On Friday, Oct. 8, the Lady Lancers fell 3-2 to the Laramie County Golden Eagles.

LCCC won the first set 25-16, and the teams swapped set wins in the second, third and fourth sets 17-25, 25-17, 20-25 with the Golden Eagles picking up the win the fifth set 15-11.

Freshman Makenna Reinert led the team with 18 kills, while freshman Fatima Ramierez added 11. Sophomore Vanja Tomic dished out 20 assists, while freshman Halle Hogan added 12. Tomic also had five of the team’s nine service aces.

On the defensive side of the net, sophomore libero Jelena Jablanov tallied 22 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Neza Pec added 11. Freshan Asli Erdi led the team with five blocks – one solo and four assisted – while sophomore Victoria Anderer, Ramirez and Reinert added three assisted blocks each.

On Tuesday, the Lady Lancers and Western Nebraska met for the second time in a seven-day span.

After EWC defeated WNCC in Torrington, but this time around, the Lady Cougars cruised to sweep of the Lady Lancers, 25-13, 25-15, 25-14.

In the first set, Pec scored the first point of the match for the Lady Lancers, but it proved to be the lone lead of the set for the visitors.

For the remainder of the set, Western Nebraska slowly pulled away for the 12-point victory, including scoring the final five points of the set.

Eastern Wyoming looked to turn the match in their favor early in the second set. Kills by sophomore Shaelyn Sims and Reinert gave the Lady Lancers an early 4-1 advantage.

Sophomore outside hitter Alyssa George served up an ace to make the score 7-5, but the Lady Cougars scored the next seven points, forcing EWC to use a timeout.

Eastern Wyoming never got any closer than four for the remainder of the set, but Western Nebraska ended the seton a 10-4 run.

In the third set, the match was tied at two apiece before WNCC pulled away for a 11-point set win for the sweep.

The Lady Lancers (8-10) travel to Riverton to face Central Wyoming College (16-6) at 7 p.m. Friday and to Powell to visit Northwest College (19-4) at 3 p.m. Saturday. CWC and Northwest currently sit one-two in the Region IX North Division standings.

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