| Laramie County Community College's MiKayla Martinez celebrates with her
teammates during a game against McCook Community College Tuesday
night on campus. Michael Smith/LCCC
The Laramie County Community College volleyball team snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating McCook Community College in four sets (25-13, 25-19, 28-30, 25-14) at home Tuesday evening. LCCC beat the Indians earlier in the season on the road.
The Golden Eagles started off very strong and got a great contribution from freshman setter Suzie Rhodes (Bayfield, Colorado), who had 23 assists on the night. An early rally that had them up 9-4 in the first set gave the Golden Eagles confidence in front of the net. That strong performance carried over to the second set. Sophomore Breanne Hankins (Johnstown, Colorado) and freshman Tori Passarelli (Littleton, Colorado) had 17 digs and 16 digs respectively.
The Indians made a push in the third set and gave the Golden Eagles some fits. With the Indians up 24-20, the Golden Eagles rallied to knot things up at 24-24, and the teams traded the lead several times. In the end, though, the Indians took the third set.
That lit a fire under the Golden Eagles, and they wasted little time in set four. Sophomore MiKayla Martinez (Erie, Colorado) led the team with 18 kills on the evening. Freshman Kiley Ridgway (Riverton, Wyoming) had 12 kills to go along with seven blocks.
The win takes the Golden Eagles to 22-12 on the year. Up next, they will host Sheridan College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.