Lady Lancers get first win of the season


TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College volleyball team played four matches in three days, co-hosting the Wyo-Braska Shootout.

The Lady Lancers opened the weekend on Thursday evening with a 3-0 loss to Northeastern Junior College.

The Lady Plainswomen handed EWC 25-17, 25-9, 25-17 set losses in the sweep.

Freshman Ana Djurovic led the team with nine kills, while sophomore Makenna Reinert added six and freshman Avery West five. Freshman Keelie Bunker and Djurovic tallied six digs each, while freshman Hannah Pharr and Pandora Keele had one solo block each.

On Friday morning, the Lady Lancers opened the day against Colorado Northwestern Community College.

After dropping the first set 28-26, Eastern Wyoming won the next two sets 25-14, 25-11 before Colorado Northwestern forced a fifth set with a 25-22 win. In the deciding set, EWC picked up a 15-11 win, securing the first win of the season by the Lady Lancers.

Reinert had a team-high 20 kills, while Djurovic had 12. Pharr chipped in nine. Sophomore Halle Hogan dished out 32 assists, while West served up a team best six aces. Pharr had five blocks in the match.

Later in the day, the Lady Lancers fell to Dodge City (Kansas) Community College 3-0.

The Conquistadors handed EWC a 25-20, 25-21, 25-15 loss.

Reinert led the team with nine kills, while Djurovic had eight. Hogan had eight assists, while Djurovic had a team-high nine digs. Pharr had two blocks, while four other Lady Lancers had one block each.

In the final match of the weekend on Saturday, Eastern Wyoming fell to Lake Region (North Dakota) State College, 3-1.

EWC won the first set 25-19, but Lake Region won the next three sets 25-13, 25-22, 25-20.

Djurovic led the team with 10 kills and 16 digs, while Reinert and West had eight kills apiece. Djurovic also tallied two solo blocks.

The Lady Lancers (1-13) begin Region IX North Division play this weekend when they travel to Powell to face Northwest College at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 and to Riverton to square off against Central Wyoming College at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

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