Golden Eagles bounce back after tough loss

Laramie County Community College’s volleyball team lived to see another day on Nov. 2 in the Region IX tournament, beating McCook Community College 3-1 (25-19, 25-14, 21-25, 25-23).

Avery Nelson led the way for the Golden Eagles with 18 kills and three blocks. Kylie Martin added 13 kills, three blocks, and sox digs.

“I was proud of the way that our ladies responded after a tough loss last night and a quick turn around. McCook has been a team that has been a tough match-up for us this year and it was big for us to be able to get out of this one in four. Now we’re back on the momentum train and we need to keep pushing forward tomorrow,” head coach Austin Albers said.

LCCC lost to Northeastern Junior College 3-2 in the semifinals on Thursday, forcing the Golden Eagles to battle back through the consolation bracket of the tournament. The loss snapped the Golden Eagles’ 15-game win streak. Northeastern Junior College went on to defeat Western Nebraska Community College on Friday, effectively winning the District C Region IX championship and qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament.

LCCC plays Western Wyoming Community College at noon Saturday, Nov. 3. The winner will go on to face Western Nebraska at 4 p.m. with the winner taking the District D Region IX title and qualifying for the national tournament.

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