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Rams get a win at 1-A state VB
Dubois senior Katherine Finley hustled for a dig during the Class 1-A state volleyball tournament at the Casper Events Center. Photo by Bruce Tippets

Rams get a win at 1-A state VB before elimination by Kaycee

Oct 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

CASPER -- Dubois showed it belonged in the Class 1-A state volleyball tournament after posting a 1-2 record at the Casper Events Center.

The victory by the Lady Rams was a 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-15, 15-11 decision over conference opponent Burlington Friday afternoon in a consolation match.

Kaycee eliminated Dubois 25-16, 25-23, 25-22 on Saturday afternoon. Little Snake River outlasted Kaycee in five sets in the third-place match.

The Rams lost to Hulett 25-16, 25-23, 25-22 in the opening round on Thursday.

Dubois was the No. 4 seed from the Class 1-A West regional. The Lady Rams qualified for state at the Class 1-A West regional at Lander Valley High School.

Dubois will loss seniors Kristi Collaku, Katherine Finley and Rachelle Leseberg to graduation. The Rams were coached by Tina Baker. Juleen Leseberg was the assistant coach.

Cokeville swept Lingle-Fort Laramie to take the Class 1-A state title.

Consolation play

The Lady Rams were on a mission to pick up a win Friday afternoon vs. the Huskies.

In the first set, Dubois had control to take the early momentum. The Lady Rams were in front of the majority of the second set, but Burlington came on at the end for the victory.

The Lady Huskies kept play with the lead in the third set to win by eight points.

Burlington couldn't finish the deal in the fourth set. Dubois made the adjustments to force a fifth game.

In the fifth, the Rams won the critical points to escape with victory.

After losing the fist set to Kaycee on Saturday afternoon, the Lady Rams were up 13-8 in the second set. The teams were deadlocked at 19-19 and 21-21 in the later stages of the set.

Dubois won the game on a pair of points from Finley for the victory.

In the third set, Kaycee was back in front of the Lady Rams at 14-6 and 20-13. Dubois closed the score to 22-17 to make the coaching staff from Kaycee call a timeout.

The timeout came at the right point of the set, as Kaycee scored three points to keep up from Dubois.

In the fourth set, Kaycee was all over the Lady Rams at 9-2. Dubois pulled back in it at 15-13.

Kaycee went on key 5-0 run to close out the set and end the season for DHS.

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