Final Two Home Games Will Decide Conference Title, Playoff Seeding
The Northwest College volleyball team is now on a four-game winning streak after victories in three sets against Central Wyoming College and Western Wyoming Community College on Friday and Saturday.
Head coach Shaun Pohlman said the win against Western puts the Lady Trappers “in contention for first place in the conference.”
NWC 3, CENTRAL WYOMING 0
The Lady Rustlers came to take on the Lady Trappers Friday night, with NWC winning in three sets 25-21, 25-17 and 25-22.
“For the first time this season our team was authentically full of energy,” said Pohlman, adding that the energy started in the first set carried into the third.
Aleksandra Saric led the team in kills with 13. Luana Rezende had 10 kills on 21 swings with no errors and had a double-double with 13 digs, while Shania Warren had seven kills.
Bre Donarski led the Lady Trappers with 14 digs. For assists, Demery Dean had 14 followed by Jess Ruffing with 12. Dean also had three aces.
While pleased with the energy level, “I don’t think we played the best volleyball,” Pohlman said. “I think we could have played better volleyball; I thought it was pretty sloppy.”
The following day against Western Wyoming Community College, the Lady Trappers played a lot cleaner.
NWC 3, WESTERN WYOMING 0
On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Trappers beat the Lady Mustangs 25- 19, 25-9 and 25-18.
Donarski had three aces and led the team in digs with 21.
For blocks, Saric had three and Tammy Maddock had two blocks in the single set she played.
Rezende had 15 kills with a .462 hitting percentage and had seven digs.
Saric had eight kills and Ashley Uffelman had six kills in her one-and-a-half sets played.
Warren had five kills in two sets and Kiandra Franklin had five kills on six swings.
As a team, there were only 10 dig errors for the Lady Trappers. Dean had a doubledouble with 10 digs and 24 assists.
Ruffing had six assists in two sets and Kailee Becking had eight assists in only one set played.
Next up for the Lady Trappers are two home games to finish out the regular season. On Friday, NWC will go head to head with Laramie County Community College — the No. 1 seed in the region — at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Lady Trappers will face off against Eastern Wyoming College at 3 p.m.
“If we win Friday and Saturday we would win the conference and we would be the No. 1 seed going into the region tournament,” Pohlman said. “Not bad for starting out the season 1-8.”
Earlier in the season, when NWC traveled to LCCC, the Lady Trappers won in five sets.
NWC has an overall record of 14-11 with a region record of 10-2, while LCCC has an overall record of 26-6 and a regional record of 11-1.