Posted at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 25, 2015

Volleyball team killing it

Laramie County Community College's volleyball team has caught fire and won ten straight games. The Golden Eagles most recent victories came against McCook Community College.

The Golden Eagles beat McCook on Sept. 22, shutting them out 3 sets to 0. LCCC played McCook on Sept. 19 as well, winning in three straight sets.

LCCC is now 15-5 this season. The women improved both their defense and offense during the streak. Sophomore right-side hitter MiKayla Martinez and freshman outside hitter Preston Lienemann have led the way for the Golden Eagles. Martinez has 204 kills and is averaging 3.04 kills per set. Lienemann has 222 kills and 3.22 kills per set. Both rank in the top 10 of the conference for kills. In the nation, Lienemann is 23rd in kills.

LCCC has taken three straight sets in seven of those ten matchups they have won during the streak. The numbers don't lie, as they say, and LCCC's volleyball team is no exception. The ten-game win streak may have something to do with the fact that the school is ranked in the top ten in several statistical categories.

The Golden Eagles are ninth in the nation in kills with 888, seventh in kills per set with 12.87, ninth in assists with 822, and seventh in assists per set with 11.91. The team is also 11th in the nation in points with 1,130 and 11th in block assists with 218.

Clearly, the community has taken notice, as the Golden Eagle's volleyball team is posting another interesting statistic: The school is sixth in the nation in attendence, averaging 94 in attendance for each home game.

The Golden Eagles have had little action in conference play. Most conference play starts at the end of September and in October.

Remaining home games:

7 p.m., Sept. 25-Eastern Wyoming

5 p.m., Sept. 26-Eastern Wyoming

7 p.m., Oct. 16-Western Wyoming

3 p.m., Oct 17-Central Wyoming

7 p.m., Oct. 27-McCook

7 p.m., Oct. 29-Sheridan College

3 p.m., Oct. 30-Northwest College