Volleyball team battles back at nationals with 2 victories

HUTCHINSON, Kansas — The Laramie County Community College volleyball team went 2-0 Nov. 16 at the NJCAA national tournament, advancing to the ninth-place match.

The Golden Eagles started the day against 10th-seeded New Mexico Military Institute winning 3-2 (18-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12). Avery Nelson had a comeback match after being held to just four kills the night before, as she notched a career-high 25 kills against NMMI. Kylie Martin also bounced back with 14 kills of her own. Kasandra Sturges added 35 assists.

In the second game of the day the Golden Eagles beat the Snow College Badgers 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23). Nelson had a game-high 18 kills while Jessica Benedict added 15 kills. Sturges had 41 assists, and McKayla Earl led the defense with 12 digs for the Golden Eagles.

LCCC will play for ninth place in the nation at 10 a.m. Central time Saturday, Nov. 17, when the Golden Eagles take on Mineral Area

For more coverage of the NJCAA national volleyball tournament, follow Will Crawford on Twitter at @WillCrawford18



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 willcrawford51@gmail.com or follow him on twitter @WillCrawford18.

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