TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College volleyball team split a home doubleheader over the weekend with a win over Central Wyoming Community College but were handed its first loss in North Sub-Region play on Saturday against Western Wyoming Community College.
On Friday, the Lady Lancers swept by CWC, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-22).
The next day, EWC looked as if it were heading for a clean sweep, but Western Wyoming had other plans in Saturday’s 3-2 (21-25, 17-25, 25-16, 25-19, 15-12) loss.
The Lady Lancers jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind a pair of kills from freshman Alyssa Parmelee, and that proved to be the largest lead of the opening set by either team until late.
With EWC leading 18-15, the Lady Lancers started pulling away late.
Sophomore Tina Betham tallied a kill and WWCC ended up in the net before freshman Vanja Przulj added the set-ending kill.
In the second set, Przulj tallied a string of four kills, pushing the Lady Lancers to an 11-7 lead.
It was a lead which only grew from there, but it was a red card on the Western Wyoming bench, giving EWC an additional point, capping off the set win for the Lady Lancers.
In the third set, Western Wyoming jumped out to a 6-3 lead and never trailed, preventing the Lady Lancers from the sweep.
In the fourth set, it was much the same as the visiting Mustangs raced out to a 6-2 lead, forcing a fifth set.
In the final set, the Lady Lancers grabbed a 6-3 lead behind a kill from Przulj, but Western Wyoming chipped away at the deficit, tying the set at nine.
Tied at 12, Western Wyoming scored three straight points to cap off the comeback victory.
No stats were available from either match.
The Lady Lancers (17-7 overall and 3-1 in the North) host Northwest College (4-14 and 1-3) on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. and Sheridan College (8-19 and 1-3) at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.