Posted at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2016

Volleyball loses its ranking as No. 20

The Laramie County Community College volleyball team is now 19-6 on the season after defeating Sheridan College on Friday, Oct. 7, but falling to No. 18-ranked Northwest College on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The loss to Northwest cost LCCC its No. 20 national ranking.

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Golden Eagles beat Sheridan in all three sets: 25-13, 25-17 and 26-24. Freshman Carlee Morrison helped the Golden Eagles gain victory with six kills and 11 digs. Freshman Madi Taylor had five kills and six blocks, while Elizabeth Clark also had five kills and three blocks. Sophomore Kiley Ridgway had a team-high of eight blocks and added three kills. Kyra Brandt earned 15 assists while Makenzie DiGesualdo had 14 assists. Preston Liennemann finished with 15 digs while teammate Tori Passarelli added 10 digs.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Golden Eagles lost to Northwest 25-17, 20-25, 27-25 and 31-29. The Golden Eagles reached match point with 24-20 lead in the third and fourth sets. Lienemann led the Golden Eagles with 11 kills and 10 digs, while Ridgway had nine kills and three blocks and Clark also had nine kills and three blocks. Brandt has 24 assists and DiGesualdo had 20 assists. In the defensive area, Morrison led with 22 digs and Passarelli added 15 digs.

The Golden Eagles next game is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Central Wyoming College.