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Scottsdale Invitational Tournament - first day
Scottsdale, AZ – The Central Wyoming College Women’s Volleyball team ended its first day of the Scottsdale Community College Invitational Tournament with a 1 – 1 record. After defeating Phoenix College in match one, two games to none, CWC lost match two to Eastern Arizona College in three games.
In match one the Lady Rustlers won 25 – 12 and 25 – 15. Lead by Brazilian Leticia Guimaraes' dominating play of nine kills and seven digs and Rawlins native Kelli Mann’s 22 assists, the Lady Bears did not have much of a chance.
“We jumped on them right from the start and the ladies did a great job of not letting them back into the match.” Coach Tiffany Stauffenberg said.
Match two was a tight battle that went to a full three games for this tournament play. The Lady Gila Monsters won game one 21 – 25. The Lady Rustlers battled back to win game two 25 – 21, but came up short in game three, 11 – 15.
“Our defense was very good in this match; we just have to eliminate some of our errors,” Coach Tiffany Stauffenberg said.
The Lady Rustlers were led by Jahndy Marinas, of Hawaii, with nine digs in the match and Guimaraes with eight kills. CWC's overall record is 5 -5, with a
conference record of 1 – 0. Friday's games do not get any easier as they take on tournament host Scottsdale Community College, Ari
Rustlers defeat host & 18th ranked team
Scottsdale, AZ – Central Wyoming College Women’s Volleyball team defeated tournament host Scottsdale Community College and 18th Ranked Arizona Western College earlier today at the Scottsdale Community College Invitational Tournament.
Match one the Lady Rustlers defeated the Lady Artichokes in three games. Scottsdale won the 1st game by a score of 25 – 27. CWC rebounded to win games two and three by scores of 25 – 17 and 19 – 17. CWC was led once again in kills by outside hitter Leticia Guimaraes with 15. Kelli Mann had an outstanding game once again; as she recorded a season high 32 assists.
Match two the Lady rustlers defeated the 18th Ranked Lady Matadors in three games. Game one was won by CWC by a score of 25 -17. Game two was very close but AWC pulled out the win 22 – 25. The third and final game CWC took command and won 15 – 9. Leticia Guimaraes and Kelli Mann were big again as Leticia recorded 11 kills and Kelli recorded 22 assists.
“What a great day for our ladies so far. We defeat the tournament hosts in a tough morning battle and then come back to defeat the 18th ranked team in the country. Our ladies played with so much heart and determination so far today. Hopefully we can continue later on tonight.” Said Coach Tiffany Stauffenberg.
These two wins now improve the Lady Rustlers record to 7 – 5 overall and 1 – 0 in conference play for the season. Tonight the Lady Rustlers take on Pima Community College for their third game of the day. Tomorrow they take on South Mountain Community College before being placed in their championship tournament bracket spot.
Lady Rustlers finish tournament with best record
Scottsdale, AZ – The Central Wyoming College Women’s Volleyball team finished the Scottsdale Community College Invitational Tournament with a 6 – 1 record. With that, the Lady Rustlers leave the state of Arizona with the best record of any school at the tournament.
Last night CWC disposed of Pima Community College in three games, 25-10, 23–25, and 15-12. Leading the way again was sophomore Leticia Guimaraes with ten kills, 18 digs and sophomore Kelli Mann with 27 assists.
This morning the Lady Rustlers were matched up again with the Lady Cougars of South Mountain Community College. This time the Lady Rustlers defeated them in just two games. Dominating them by scores of 25–14 and 25-15. Guimaraes again led the team in kills with seven and Kelli led the team again with assists with 22. In the last match of the tournament the Lady Rustlers too on Pima Community College. Again the Lady Rustlers beat them but this time in just two games. CWC won by scores of 25–18 and 25-14. Pocatello, ID sophomore Nicole Meline came up big with 16 assists in this contest.
“We played great team defense today. We are excited to have the best record of anyone here at the tournament. The Ladies really played hard and together here in Arizona. We are looking forward to coming home and finally playing in front of our home crowed.” Said Coach Tiffany Stauffenberg.
Next up for 10–5, 1 – 0 Lady Rustlers is Friday, Sept. 16 home opener vs. Eastern Wyoming College. The serve will take place at 7 p.m.zona Western College and Pima Community College.