WATCH: Thursday Night Volleyball! (September 14, 2023)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Week 4 of the high school volleyball season marked the beginning of conference play for the majority of teams, and Thursday was a packed night of action around the state.
The top team in 4A put their perfect record on the line as Laramie visited the capital city to face East. The Lady Plainsmen held a lead as large as 14 in the first set--and while the Lady T-Birds did their best to claw back-- it was too much of a hole for them to overcome. The following set is where East found a groove; they started off hot, traded blows with the visitors, and held the lead for a good chunk of the frame. However, Laramie weathered the storm and mounted a comeback to go up 2-0 overall. The third set was a third straight 25-16 result in favor of the Lady Plainsmen, moving them to 13-0 on the season and dropping East to 12-6. Maddy Stucky put on another stellar performance for Laramie; the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year posted a team-high 33 assists and three blocks while adding nine digs and seven kills.
In the battle of the crosstown the South High School Bison were visiting the Central High School Indians. Central won this one in straight sets. But that score does not show how gritty the Bison were Thursday night. Set one was more lopsided 25-13. However, in the final two the Bison showed their tenacity. In a 25-18 final set there were several ties and lead changes and in the 25-21 final set, the bison fought off four match points. Indians Captain, Brooklynn Sulivan and her teammates proved to be too much. Sullivan not only had 10 kills on the offensive side but 10 digs on the defensive end. Central passed the ball well as well both Sarah Kostelecky and Allie Twamley had 10 assists. Central volleyball improves to 6-8 and South falls to 2-16.
Natrona hosted the #4 ranked Campbell County Camels, and both teams were looking to bounce back after losses. The Camels got on the offensive early, and no matter what they did, the Fillies couldn’t find an answer early on. After dropping the first set, Natrona got out to an early lead in the second off of some nice kills and blocks, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Camels came back and took the second. After a very back and forth third set, the Camels ended up completing the sweep. The result put Campbell County at 14-4 on the season, while knocking the Fillies down to 7-7.
Final: #1 Laramie 3 Cheyenne East 0 = 25-16, 25-16, 25-16 (conference match)
Final: #4 Campbell County 3 Natrona County 0 = 25-19, 25-18, 25-23 (conference match)
Final: Cheyenne Central 3 Cheyenne South 0 = 25-13, 25-18, 25-21 (conference match)
Final: #4 Douglas 3 Torrington 2 = 25-21, 24-26, 27-29, 25-18, 15-11 (conference match)
#5 Pinedale at Lander (conference match) - missing results
Lovell at Thermopolis (conference match) - missing results
Final: Burlington 3 Meeteetse 1 = 25-13, 25-18, 21-25, 29-27 (conference match)
Final: 3A #3 Mountain View 3 2A Kemmerer 0 = 25-16, 25-16, 25-15
Final: Sioux County, NE 3 2A Lusk 0 = 25-21, 25-19, 25-23
Final: 2A Pine Bluffs 3 Mitchell, NE 0 = 25-14, 25-19, 25-20
Final: 3A #5 Lyman 3 Rich, UT 0 = 25-16, 25-19, 25-22
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