Oct 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorNationally ranked Western Wyoming Community College knocked off Central Wyoming College on Saturday in a Region IX volleyball match at Rock Springs.
Western took a 25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, victory over CWC.
Western Wyoming is ranked No. 6 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association poll.
CWC fell to 1-5 in conference, and 10-15 overall.
"It was one of the best matches we played all season," CWC coach Tiffany Stauffenberg said. "I walked away very proud of my team. They played very hard and with so much heart."
Western moved to 6-0 in the league play at 21-4 overall.
"They are big and talented," Stauffenberg said. "They have eight kids over 6 feet tall. There's a reason they are No. 6 in the nation."
Stauffenberg felt the Rustlers were in three of the four sets.
"They could have gone either way," Stauffenberg said. "We just played the way I know we can play throughout the entire match. We weren't streaky like we have been."
CWC's Marissa Cutts had 12 kills, and Tavin Young finished with 10.
Megan Cook dished out 13 assists, and Jordan Leyba had 17.
"There was a lot of emotion and energy by all," Stauffenberg said.
CWC plays at Eastern Wyoming College on Friday and Laramie County Community College on Saturday afternoon.
"These are two matches we know we can win," Stauffenberg said. "We were disappointed in the loss against LCCC at home. We need to put ourselves in a better situation for the Region IX tournament that isn't too far away."
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