September 18, 2003
Cowley spikers breeze past Labette
The Cowley County Community College volleyball team swept three games from visiting Labette Wednesday night, winning 30-14, 30-13, 30-24.
The victory improves the Lady Tigers’ record to 10-4 overall and 3-0 in Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division play.
Cowley head coach Joanna Pryor said the match against Labette allowed her whole squad to get playing time.
“Everyone got to play and got quite a bit of playing time,” Pryor said. “Labette is the weakest team in the East, so it was hard to get excited about playing. But the kids maintained their focus fairly well.”
Chelsey Fooshee had eight kills and Amber Beck added seven to pace Cowley.
Pryor said it was important to develop some depth in a match like Wednesday. Labette had just six players.
“They all played pretty decent for not having a lot of playing time,” Pryor said. “They’ve gotten into a few games. Ali Pulec got to play a lot. She played all the way around. She did a good job.”
Pulec is a 5-foot-9 freshman outside hitter from Rose Hill.
Cowley is taking Thursday off and will practice Friday and Sunday in preparation for a busy week next week. On Monday, Northern Oklahoma-Enid comes to W.S. Scott Auditorium for a 6:30 p.m. match. Then, on Wednesday, Cowley makes the long trip to Highland for a 6:30 p.m. match. The Lady Tigers will then face some of the toughest competition of the season Sept. 26-27 at the Cougar Classic in Great Bend. Barton County, Seward, and Jefferson College all are ranked nationally.
“That should be a good experience for our team,” Pryor said.