Strong start, strong finish

Coming off a 2-1 showing at the WyoBraska Tournament, the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles’ women’s volleyball team was looking to improve their 7-10 record against the Eastern Wyoming College Lancers on Sept. 24.

With noticeably slow starts previously this season, the Golden Eagles showed signs of life early in the first set. With more energy than seen in recent games, the Eagles jumped out to a 6-1 lead. Sophomore Madison Lacey served up three consecutive aces and the team never looked back.

The team closed out the set 25-16.

The next set was a test of wills as neither team was able to separate itself on the scoreboard. The majority of the set was spent trading points as well as the lead. The Golden Eagles were able to build a temporary lead that peaked at 21-16. The energy players had in the first set faded as the Lancers stole momentum until they tied the set at 24-24. The Eagles were able to take the second set, 26-24.

The last set was another close battle. The game remained tight until the Lancers pulled ahead 12-17. The Golden Eagles were able to close the gap and tie the game at 20-20. LCCC pulled ahead and went on to win 25-22. With the win, the Eagles improved their record to 8-10.

The women’s volleyball next home game will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, in the LCCC gymnasium.

Women's Volleyball