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Lady Cats get win against Pinedale

 

Dennis Nierzwicki

Makayla George battles at the net in Lady Cats volleyball action at home against Rawlins Tuesday.

The Lady Bobcats traveled to Rawlins for volleyball action Friday and Saturday. Head Coach Shannon Hill was unable to make the trip because it was a little bit too far away from home with her pregnancy due date being just around the corner. She still was able to stay on top of the game action and will continue to coach throughout the season.

Friday saw the Lady Cats in pool play matched up with Douglas, Lander and Powell.

"It was a rough first day as we lost all in pool play, but it gave us a chance to get used to a new rotation and work out some kinks before Saturday," said coach Hill.

Scores were (with the Lady Bobcats listed first): Douglas 10-21, 9-21; Powell 13-21, 19-21 and Lander 17-21, 13-21.

On Saturday, the Lady Cats were seeded in the silver bracket. The girls started off playing Rawlins and lost in two, 10-21 and 19-21.

"We were starting to figure things out in the second game. It came down to unforced errors at the end of the second game that in turn lost the match for us," said Hill.

Makayla George and Lizzy Lofink led the Lady Cats in kills with three a piece.  George also had 2.5 blocks at the net and Maggie Ryan added three aces.

The girls rallied and won in three against Pinedale, 13-21, 21-11 and 15-10.

Lofink, George and Mary Ryan led in kills with five, four and four. Maggie Ryan led in aces and digs with six and 12 respectively. George was huge at the net with six blocks.

In the Lady Cats' last game of the weekend they again played Lander, losing in two games 15-21 and 16-21. George and Maggie Ryan led in kills with six each and George added three blocks at the net. Lofink added eight digs on defense for the Lady Cats.

"It wasn't a great showing for us at the Rawlins tournament but again we have some growing pains with girls being put in new positions and our team stepping up to play at a higher 3A level. We have had some really great individual games the past couple weeks, it's just putting it all together, where we are all playing well at the same time, that will get us a win," said coach Hill. 

The Lady Cats lost in four to Rawlins at home Tuesday evening. Scores include: (with the Lady Bobcats listed first): 23-25; 21-25; 14-25 and 18-25.

"We had moments of greatness and moments of weakness tonight. We would have the momentum and then we would give it right back to Rawlins. The girls need to find a way to keep their momentum and stay consistent," said Hill.

Lofink led with nine kills and Maggie Ryan followed closely with eight kills. Lofink and Shaynie Bauer led defense with 14 and 13 digs. George and Mary Ryan were huge again at the net with six blocks for George and 4.5 for Mary Ryan. Haley McDermott had 24 assists and two aces for us tonight as well.

The girls will be playing at home in the Bobcat Volleyball Invite Friday and Saturday.

 

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