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Mistakes pull volleyball team down

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Golden Eagles lose to Casper College.

The Golden Eagles volleyball team was looking to start off region play with a big win over Casper College, but things didn’t go that way. Laramie County Community College lost to Casper in three straight on Sept. 17 in the LCCC Gymnasium.
“Unforced errors are what hurt us tonight,” LCCC assistant coach Britney Brown said. “We gave up 11 points on missed serves, and that is something we cannot do in this region.”
The Thunderbirds got off to a strong start and won the first game 25-16. In the second, the Golden Eagles put things together and took an early lead, but a few mistakes came back to haunt them as the Thunderbirds won the second game 25-22. Once again the Golden Eagles jumped out to an early lead in the third game and then let some costly errors hurt them late. Casper pulled away and took the third game 25-20 to win the match.

“As a group we need to get sharper in all phases of the game,” interim head coach Cynthia Henning said. “Our hitting tonight was good, and when we can put that together with the unforced errors we will have success.”
With the loss, the Golden Eagles drop to 5-9 and 0-1 in the Region IX North.

The Golden Eagles look to get back on track as they travel for the Wyo-Braska Tournament in Torrington this weekend.