Mackenzie Foster jumping toward the ball for a hit.

Shawn Havel, Co-editor

Oct. 1, 2012 1:16 p.m.

Volleyball team rises like pheonix out of ashes

The Laramie County Community College women’s volleyball team is on the rise after winning four of its last seven matches since Sept. 21.

The team most recently went 1-1 at home during a special weekend of matches Sept. 28-29. The Friday night game concluded with Jemma Woods and the team pulling out a 3-1 match win over Sheridan College and Tessa Woods (Jemma’s younger sister).

The win did not come easily. As the Eagles fell in the first set and were forced to play extra points in the fourth set because the score was so close.

Win one, lose one

In the second match of the weekend, the team was unable to complete a second comeback, playing Northwest College in its whiteout game in which most fans came wearing white to support the team.

The split weekend followed a 2-2 nonconference tournament Sept. 21-22 and a win over conference foe Eastern Wyoming Community College on Sept. 25.

In the second half of the season, Head Coach Darren Buchner said he believed the team could compete with anyone the rest of the way, if they find a way to be consistent.

He said the pieces are there, but the players just need to come ready to play consistently on a nightly basis.

It will be easier said than done, as the Eagles will head on the road for the remainder of the season, outside of two remaining home matches Oct. 16 against Casper College and Oct. 23 against Eastern Wyoming.

The regular season final match will be Oct. 25 at Air Force Prep in Colorado Springs with the conference tournament following Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

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