Lady Lancers volleyball splits Region IX contests


ROCK SPRINGS – The Eastern Wyoming College volleyball team snapped a four-game skid over the weekend, splitting a pair of Region IX North Division matches.

On Friday, the Lady Lancers battled back from a 2-1 deficit to knock off Western Wyoming Community College, 3-2.

Eastern Wyoming took the first set 25-19, but the Mustangs won sets two and three, 25-20, 25-22.

The Lady Lancers rebounded with 25-15, 15-8 wins in the fourth and fifth sets to score the come-from-behind road victory.

Sophomore Vanja Przulj led EWC with 20 kills, while freshman Victoria Anderer added 10. Freshman Neza Pec tallied eight. Freshman Ivona Zarin led the team with 24 assists, while sophomore Devyn Volz added 23. Redshirt freshman Lejla Viteskic had a team-high four blocks, while sophomore Alyssa Parmelee added three.

The next day, the Lady Lancers traveled to Casper where the Lady Thunderbirds swept EWC, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 27-25).

Parmelee led Eastern Wyoming with 10 kills, while freshman Alyssa George added nine. Przulj had seven. Zarin led the team with 21 assists, while Przulj tallied a team-high three blocks. Sophomore J’Adore Hayes recorded 20 digs.

The weekend split moves the Lady Lancers to 12-11 overall on the season and 2-4 in the Region IX North Division.

EWC wraps up the home portion of the schedule on Wednesday against Western Wyoming Community College (3-11 overall and 0-7 Region IX North). First serve is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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