CASPER – The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancers hit the road this weekend, dropping games against Casper College and Sheridan College, two Region IX North opponents.
On Friday against Casper, the Lady Lancers put up a good fight in the first set, almost pushing it to extra points, but fell 25-23. They rebounded in the second set to pick up the win 25-19. The third set was again close, but the Lady Thunderbirds pulled off the 25-22 win and went on to win the fourth set 25-13.
Lissette Lefforge was again a force at the net, racking up nine kills and three blocks, both of which were team highs. Shaniah Freeseman was second on the team in kills, with seven. Katie Strohschein recorded two blocks as well.
In the back line, Kylee Tresch and Alex Simmerman tied for the team lead in digs, with nine apiece. The duo also led the way in assists, with Tresch recording 17 and Simmerman kicking in 10. Precious Williams was just behind Tresch and Simmerman in digs, with eight. Williams and Simmerman also had an ace apiece in the loss.
Sheridan College 3, EWC 0
The Lady Lancers continued up the road for Saturday’s contest against the Lady Generals. They picked up where they left off Friday night with close sets, losing the first set 25-22. EWC hit a bit of a slump in the second set, falling 25-15, before rallying but still coming up short in the third, 25-21.
Lefforge built on her hot game the night before, racking up nine kills and a block against Sheridan. Freeseman was again second in kills, with six, while Paige Vitosh kicked in another five. Freeseman led the way in blocks, with two. Dawson Sharman also had a block in the loss.
Helena Khouri recorded the largest share of digs, with 18. In the assist department, Tresch tallied another 17 and Simmerman upped her total to 12. The setting pairing also each had an ace.
The two losses drops EWC to 2-17 on the season with an 0-7 record in the region and an 0-2 record against Region IX North opponents. The Lady Lancers continue their season on the road tonight (Wednesday) against Northeastern Junior College at 7 p.m. They return home this weekend for games Friday against Central Wyoming College (7 p.m.) and Saturday against Western Wyoming College (3 p.m.).