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.

About Will Crawford (72 Articles)
Will Crawford is a sophomore majoring in Mass Media at Laramie County Community College and is a tri-editor for Wingspan. He is hoping to go to Lindenwood University to receive his bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a sports media emphasis. Crawford hopes to one day be a play-by-play announcer for a Major League Baseball team. Crawford started taking journalism classes his freshman year and then later on became the social media editor for Wingspan, and now tri-editor. Crawford is a huge sports fan, his favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants. His favorite players are Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez. Along with watching sports, Crawford played various sports in high school and played baseball for 9 years. He is also always open to discussing sports. To contact Crawford email him at or follow him on twitter @WillCrawford18.

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