Lady Lancers volleyball winless in New Mexico


HOBBS, N.M. – The Eastern Wyoming College volleyball team returned to action for the first time since Aug. 21 over the weekend at the New Mexico Military Institute Tournament in Hobbs.

The Lady Lancers dropped four matches, winning one set all weekend.

On Friday, EWC opened the weekend with a 3-0 loss to host and No. 15-ranked New Mexico Military Institute.

The Lady Lancers fell 25-14, 25-18, 25-13.

Freshman Makenna Reinert led the team with seven kills, while freshman Fatima Ramirez and sophomore Victoria Anderer added six apiece. Sophomore Neza Pec tallied a team-high seven digs. As a team, EWC recorded only two blocks in the match.

Later that day, Eastern Wyoming fell to New Mexico Junior College, 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-16).

Sophomore Alyssa George led the team with eight kills, while Reinert added six. Sophomore Vanja Tomic dished out 11 assists, while Ramirez tallied four solo blocks in the match.

The next day, the Lady Lancers fell to No. 12-ranked Odessa (Texas) College, 3-1 (25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 25-17).

Ramirez and Reinert led the team with 11 kills, while Pec added eight. As a team, the Lady Lancers hit only .084 in the loss. Freshman Jelena Jablanov recorded 16 digs. Freshman Halle Hogan dished out 20 assists, while Torrington High School alum Morgan Bates added 13 assists.

EWC wrapped up play against Colby (Kansas) Community College, suffering its third sweep of the weekend, 25-22, 25-13, 25-22.

Ramirez had eight kills, while George, Anderer and Reinert added five apiece. Hogan and Bates led the team with 13 and 10 assists, respectively. Jablanov had 13 digs, while Ramirez tallied the team’s lone solo block. George and sophomore Shaelyn Sims shared a block.

The Lady Lancers (3-4) host the WyoBraska Shootout Friday and Saturday. EWC plays Barton (Kansas) Community College at 3 p.m. Friday, McCook (Nebraska) Community College at 8 p.m. Friday, Colorado Northwestern Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday and Northeastern (Colorado) Junior College at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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