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Lady Eagles come up just short in loss to Wright
DAYTON — The Lady Eagles volleyball team lost a hard-fought match with Wright Friday night during homecoming in Dayton.
Playing close all game, the Lady Eagles fell 25-22, 26-24, 25-27, and were “right there” head coach Michelle Nielsen said.
“We played well, there was a two-point spread on everything,” she said. “We couldn’t finish… but overall the girls played well.”
She added that the team is coming on at the right time of the season, and while she has been working a few new players into the rotation, things are going well as they approach conference and state tournaments.
Kortni Sharp had eight kills and Kailey Smoot and Tara Stimpson had four kills apiece, but their high-quality play wasn’t necessarily shown in the stats, Nielsen said.
Sarah Aksamit was 10 of 12 on serves, Stimpson was 10 of 11 and Kendall Bilodeau was 13 of 14. Allison Reed had eight assists.
The Lady Eagles play Moorcroft today at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. in Dayton.
Lady Broncs spike Laramie in four sets
SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs defeated Laramie in four sets Friday night, bringing their record to 2-5 in conference and 8-15 overall.
Sheridan High School won the first set 25-10 then dropped the second 25-21, before winning the last two 25-5 and 25-23.
“I was really proud of the girls,” coach Wendi Ruby said. “They came together as a team and really played as a unit. Everyone stepped into their roles, did their jobs and they had fun. They had smiles on their faces, were doing things right and really enjoying themselves.”
Robbi Ryan led the team with nine kills, four blocks and nine digs.
Madison Farr also contributed seven kills. Jennae Fieldgrove added six kills and four blocks.
Taylor Townsend helped her team with six aces, while Dylan Wright added six blocks and Jamy Shassetz had four digs.
The Lady Broncs face Cheyenne South today.
Big Horn volleyball defeats Sundance, Moorcroft
BIG HORN — The Big Horn girls volleyball team overcame a long day on the road to defeat Sundance and Moorcroft Friday night.
“We had a makeup game from last Saturday with Sundance because of the snow,” coach Leigh McLaughlin said.
“So we drove to Sundance and played and then drove to Moorcroft.”
The girls held up to the test, defeating Sundance 25-16, 18-25 and 25-22. Later Friday, the Lady Rams knocked out Moorcroft 25-6, 10-25, 25-7.
“The girls did really well,” McLaughlin said. “We set our goals every time before the match and we work hard to accomplish those.
“They are really starting to click, the offense is coming together and they are clicking on defense,” she continued.
“We’re just playing really good team volleyball.”
McLaughlin added that every girl contributed to the wins.
“We were just hammering away on the ball tonight and they all had moments of glory,” she said.
The Lady Rams were scheduled to play in Thermopolis today before facing Wright in a makeup game at home on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.