Road split for CWC volleyball team; home opener coming Friday

Sep 24, 2013 By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

The Central Wyoming College Rustlers split a pair of volleyball matches last weekend at the Wyo-Braska tournament in Torrington.

The victory for the Rustlers was a 25-21, 25-22, 27-25, sweep Saturday against Seward County.

Barton Community College defeated CWC 14-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-13. The Rustlers now stand at 9-12 on the season.

"We played well at times on Friday and then played really well on Saturday," CWC coach Tiffany Stauffenberg said. "We know all parts of the game have to be on for us to compete. We can't rely on just our offense or just our defense."

CWC finally will have its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday vs. Laramie County Community College at Rustler Gym in Riverton.

The Rustlers host Eastern Wyoming College at 3 p.m. Saturday.

"We are dealing with some illness and injuries right now," Stauffenberg said. "We need to get healthy by Friday for our home opener. We've been on the road for five weeks. We are ready to be home and excited to have our fans back in the gym to watch us play."

Stat leaders

In the sweep over Seward, Marissa Cutts finished in double digits at 10 kills. Tavia Young and Asya Oguz had nine kills apiece.

"We clicked against Seward on Saturday," Stauffenberg said. Defensively, Jess Kohler put in 18 digs. Young had 11, while Oguz finished with nine.

"We played a consistent match on both sides of the ball," Stauffenberg said.

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