September 25, 2003
Lady Tiger spikers sweep Highland on the road
HIGHLAND — Remaining unbeaten in the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division, the Cowley County Community College volleyball team dispatched Highland in three games Wednesday to improve to 4-0 in conference play.
Cowley won the match 30-25, 30-22, 30-24 to improve to 12-4 on the season.
The Lady Tigers were led by sophomore right-side hitter Lynsey MacInnis’ 15 kills, while sophomore middle hitter Amber Beck added a team-high 11 blocks to go along with her six kills.
“She has played really well the last couple of games,” coach Joanna Pryor said.
“We played very well as a team,” Pryor said. “We struggled a little bit in the first game, but then we got back in the swing of things.”
The Lady Tigers are not only unbeaten in conference play, they also are 2-0 in District M.
In its first four conference matches, Cowley has won 15 of 17 games.
Also playing well in the Lady Tigers’ win over Highland was sophomore Libero Ashley Dunavan, as she finished the match with more than 20 digs.
Sophomore outside hitter Heather Grubbs hopes the Lady Tigers can keep their strong start to the conference season going.
“We have just got to keep hustling and digging the ball if we want to win conference,” Grubbs said.
Last year, Cowley won its first eight conference matches before losing its final match to finish second in the Jayhawk East.
The Lady Tigers will now prepare to face some of their toughest competition of the season Friday and Saturday at the Barton County Tournament in Great Bend.
Barton County, Seward County and Jefferson College are all ranked nationally.
“I think this tournament will be good for us,” Pryor said. “If we want to get to nationals, we are going to have to play teams like this.”