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Lady Broncs libero Anya Fritz shakes hands with referees and coaches before Sheridan's loss to Laramie Saturday at SHS. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)Lady Broncs libero Anya Fritz shakes hands with referees and coaches before Sheridan's loss to Laramie Saturday at SHS. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)

Saturday, Sept. 14 volleyball roundup

Laramie tops Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team dropped to 1-2 in conference Saturday after a four-game loss to Laramie at SHS.

Sheridan took the first set but fell behind (25-20, 21-25, 20-25 and 24-26).

Head coach Wendi Ruby said that the team didn’t finish the games they could have.

“We made a few mistakes on serve-receive and didn’t transition enough balls into kills,” Ruby said. “We are playing more together each day as a team, but are really struggling with being consistent and finishing the game when we have the opportunity.

“We will continue to work on these things in practice. The girls are working hard, and I know they want to be successful, so we’ll keep putting one foot in front of the other, and look forward to the next game to see the improvement,” she said.

The Lady Broncs continue conference play at Cheyenne East and Central Friday and Saturday.

Up and down weekend for Lady Generals

SHERIDAN — After a win-heavy couple of weeks, the Lady Generals had an up and down weekend.

Saturday in Sheridan, they dropped a conference matchup with Western Wyoming College (20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 24-26), moving to 1-1 in Region IX, and 12-6 overall.

On Friday, the Lady Generals played in a one-day event in Sterling, Colo., where they handed Otero Junior College their first defeat of the season in four games (21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 26-24).

The Lady Generals then defeated Trinidad State Junior College (25-20, 26-28, 25-19, 25-17) before falling to Northeastern Junior College in the five-game night cap (25-20, 26-24, 25-27, 23-25, 10-15). They’ll host Rocky Mountain JV at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Leaders against WWC: Britney Titensor 15 kills, 11 digs, 3 assisted blocks; Carley Gerving 17 kills, 3 assisted blocks; Jenna Jordan 41 assists, 11 digs, 4 kills, 2 assisted blocks; Jill Espeland 24 digs. Leaders against Otero: Tyler Chrisman with 18 kills; Britney Titensor with 22 digs; Jenna Jordan with 26 assists. Leaders against Trinidad: Tyler Chrisman 13 kills, 4 assisted blocks,2 solo blocks, 16 digs; Carley Gerving 19 kills, 4 assisted blocks; Jenna Jordan 32 assists; Jill Espeland 34 digs. Leaders against Northeastern: Britney Titensor 16 kills, 1 ace, 15 digs; Jenna Jordan 61 assists, 11 digs; Tyler Chrisman 14 kills, 3 assisted blocks.

Big Horn Invite: Lady Rams play well

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams finished a successful weekend at their host tournament after they fell to Wright Saturday afternoon.

Head coach Leigh McLaughlin said, overall, it was a great tournament, with the girls stepping up and playing into roles well even with an injury Saturday.

“They did a great job working together and played as a team against Shoshoni and we walked away with the win,” she said.
Against Wright, they couldn’t seem to get anything going, and Wright went on to beat Lovell and win the tournament.

Big Horn finished 5-3 in 2-set pool play Friday, beating Upton and Riverside, splitting with Wright and dropping both games to Wind River.

“Wright stayed steady and consistent all the way through the match and we had trouble answering back,” she said of the final contest. “We learned a lot during this tourney, and we are going to work hard to fix our inconsistencies so that we become a stronger team that learns from our mistakes.”

Lady Eagles finish second in gold bracket

BIG HORN — The Lady Eagles took a first-place seed into the gold bracket Saturday, eventually falling to Thermopolis in the championship game at the Big Horn Invite.

In the end, three straight days of games caught up with them, and after a three-set win over Kaycee, they dropped a three-set game with Thermpolis, playing back-to-back games.

“The girls did really well, it was  a long day, but there were a lot of good things on the court,” head coach Michelle Nielsen said. “We progressed throughout the day, Friday and Saturday, it got better and better. By the end they had given everything they had.”

She said Kortni Sharp stepped up with 15 kills and five digs, in an “amazing day.” Allison Reed had 17 assists, Riley Logan had six digs, and Cheyloh Bluemel had eight digs.

They’ll take on another busy weekend, beginning Thursday when the Lady Eagles JV hosts the Sheridan High School sophomores Thursday night in Dayton.

The team heads to Moorcroft Friday for a conference game, and then the varsity will play in a tournament Saturday in Thermopolis.

Other scores: Saturday, Hulett 3, Arvada-Clearmont 0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-7).

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