EWC volleyball swept by Western Neb.

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Eastern Wyoming College volleyball team dropped an out-of-division contest to Western Nebraska Community College on Tuesday evening in Scottsbluff, Neb.

The Lady Cougars raced out to a 7-0 lead in the opening set en route to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-21) sweep of the Lady Lancers.

After Western Nebraska scored the first seven points of the match, EWC was forced to use a quick timeout, but it wasn’t until a serving error on the part of the home team which put the Lady Lancers on the scoreboard. By that point, EWC was trailed 7-1.

A kill by sophomore Anja Vuleta kept the WNCC lead at six before the Cougars scored four straight points to pull away for the 12-point set win.

In the second set, sophomore Vanja Przulj looked to the Lady Lancers off on the right foot with a kill. Another kill by Vuleta gave EWC a 3-2 advantage, but the lead was short-lived.

Western Nebraska tied the set at three and four and took a lead at 5-4.

A serving ace put the home team in front 10-7, but Eastern Wyoming used a 5-1 spurt to regain the lead, capped off by a Przulj kill.

As quickly as the Lady Lancers took the lead, WNCC used an 8-1 run of its own to go back in front and take a 2-0 lead.

In the third set, EWC took advantage of multiple Lady Cougar errors, to go along with a block from Vuleta and a kill by freshman Victoria Anderer.

Eastern Wyoming continued to lead until Western Nebraska tied the set at 18 with an ace. The Cougars took the lead on the ensuing point and never trailed again to complete the sweep.

With EWC leading 18-15, WNCC closed out the match on a 10-3 run.

The loss drops the Lady Lancers to 11-10 on the season, and EWC hits the road for two Region IX North Division contests at Western Wyoming on Friday and Casper College on Saturday.


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