Rustlers drop first league volleyball match in Sheridan

Sep 6, 2013 By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Sheridan College spoiled the Central Wyoming College Rustlers Region IX opener by taking a 25-19, 25-23, 25-16, victory.

The match was played Thursday night in Sheridan.

It was the first league match for the two teams.

"Obviously, the end result wasn't what we wanted, but it was a very talented Sheridan team," CWC coach Tiffany Stauffenberg said. "We didn't make them earn their points in key parts of the game. It really hurt us. We had a lot of hitting errors in the third set after we gained a decent lead."

CWC's Tavia Young had a strong match.

"She adjusts so well to the sets, and she plays smart," Stauffenberg said.

The conditions inside the gym made it difficult for the Rustlers.

"The crowd was too hot to cheer," Stauffenberg said.

"It was 95 degrees in the gym. Everyone was too busy fanning themselves and not clapping.

I had to take one of my players out because we thought she was having early signs of heat stroke. It was miserable in there."

CWC is scheduled to play Dawson Community College, Williston State and Eastern Wyoming Friday and Saturday at a tournament in Sheridan.

"Blocking is a must for us," Stauffenberg said.

"Jess Kohler needs some help on defense. She is all over the place right now."

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