Posted 11:55 a.m., Oct. 28

LCCC spikers dig out win against Indians

Eagles will 'Dig Pink' in next home game

The Laramie County Community College volleyball team rebounded from a rough weekend, in which it lost all three matches it played, by beating the McCook County Community College Indians Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The 3-1 set win against the Indians improves the Golden Eagles’ record to 22-12, the fifth-best record in Region IX.

MiKayla Martinez had 18 kills, and Kiley Ridgeway had 12 kills and seven blocks. Bree Hankins led in digs with 17 followed by Tori Passarelli with 16. Suzie Rhodes led the Eagles with 23 assists.

The Golden Eagles lost to the Casper College Thunderbirds (22-11) on Oct. 22 in three sets. In an early afternoon game on Oct. 23, the Eagles also lost to the No. 1 overall ranked Western Nebraska Community College Cougars, 25-17, 25-8 and 25-17. WNCC is 36-3 on the season.

In a second matchup Oct. 23, the Golden Eagles played the No. 4 ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers and again lost all three sets.

The Cougars record of 36-3 can be attributed to their 23-game winning streak, and taking out the 22-11 Reivers on Oct. 24 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

The Golden Eagles will play their next two games at the LCCC Gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, versus Sheridan College (18-13) and at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, versus Northwest College (25-4), before the Region IX Conference Tournament begins Nov. 4-7 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Both matchups could be key for the Golden Eagles as tournament seeding is decided. Northwest is on a 15-game winning streak, during which the Trappers beat the Golden Eagles in three-straight sets on Oct. 9, and while the Sheridan Generals are on a four-game skid, they took a matchup from the Eagles 3-1 on Oct. 10.

Thursday’s matchup is also “Dig Pink” night, at which there will be giveaways. Proceeds from the game will go to breast cancer research.