Posted at 11 a.m. Nov. 8, 2016
Volleyball falls to Northwest in Region IX North championship game
The Laramie County Community College volleyball team finished the year 28-10 overall and earned second place at the Region IX North Tournament in Riverton. The Golden Eagles earned a spot in the final game by defeating Western Wyoming Community College and Northwest College.
On Nov. 5, the Golden Eagles played three games to decide who would win the Region IX North tournament. The Golden Eagles first game of the day was against Western Wyoming. The Golden Eagles started the day with a 3-1 win over Western Wyoming in a loser-out match. The sets ended 25-20, 22-25, 25-15 and 26-24. Sophomore setter Makenzie DiGesualdo led the team with 26 assists while freshman Kyra Brandt had 21 assists. Sophomore libero Tori Passarelli also led the teams with 21 digs and sophomore hitter Preston Lienemann had 18.
The second game was against Northwest College. The Golden Eagles defeated them with sets ending 20-25, 25-15, 25-22 and 25-22. Passarelli led the Golden Eagles with 24 digs while Lienemann helped with 14. Brandt led the Golden Eagles with 18 assists while DiGesualdo contributed 14. Freshman right side Madi Taylor also had 12 kills while freshman hitter Carlee Morrison had 11.
The third and final game of the Region IX tournament was a winner-take-all game against Northwest. However, the Golden Eagles just fell short of beating Northwest the second time around. The game went to five sets with Northwest College sealing the Region IX North tournament championship, winning 25-16, 23-25, 25-18, 13-25 and 12-15. Morrison led the team in digs with 15 and added 12 kills, and Lienemann added 15 digs and 11 kills. Taylor had 10 kills and Passarelli also had 19 digs and Brandt had 26 assists to go with eight digs. DiGesualdo added 11 assists and seven digs.