Eagles find flare during the volleyball homestand

By Mathew McKay

After a long road trip, the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles’ volleyball team returned home in early October for a five-game homestand, which brought a chance for a turnaround or season-ending run for a spot in the upper half of the division.

The Eagles showed in the first match they were up to the challenge and ready to show the Laramie County Community College community what they were all about, winning against Dawson Community College 25-10, 35-12 and 25-18.

They played well throughout each match going stride for stride with every opponent they faced.

During the homestand, the Eagles finished with a 4-1 record. Their lone loss took place the night of a “white out” on Oct. 7 to Central Wyoming College, who are currently ranked No. 1 in the conference. All fans were asked to wear white.

“It was a great atmosphere in the gym,” said Coach Darren Buckner after the loss, “and it gave the team an extra bounce to match the crowd.” He also noted the bench found its groove at home.

They finished off winning their last two matches against Northwest College.

The Eagles will now be faced with the back end of the season on the road. They will first face off against Western Wyoming Community College Oct. 14, to whom they lost in September.

“The next few games will show us where we are at as we face teams for the second time,” Jemma Woods, defensive specialist, said.

Results from five home matches: