October 17, 2003
Independence hands Cowley second conference defeat
INDEPENDENCE – The Cowley County Community College volleyball team saw its chances of winning the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division title grow dim as it suffered a 30-24, 29-31, 30-25, 30-26 loss at Independence Wednesday.
The loss drops the Lady Tigers’ record to 5-2 in conference play, while Johnson County remains atop the Jayhawk East with a record of 6-0.
“What hurts even worse about losing to Independence is that it may have slipped us to second in our district,” coach Joanna Pryor said.
After recording 31 blocks in a win over Northern Oklahoma College Monday, Cowley struggled with its blocking in the loss to Independence.
“Our middle hitters weren’t getting to the block,” Pryor said. “Our blocking just killed us.”
Sophomore right-side hitter Lynsey MacInnis led the Lady Tigers with 13 kills. The loss snapped Cowley’s six-match winning streak, and dropped the Lady Tigers’ record to 18-9 on the season.
Cowley will face a pair of Jayhawk West opponents today when they play host to a quadrangular beginning at 1 p.m. The quadrangular will start with Neosho playing Garden City at 1 p.m., and will then follow with a match between Cowley and Garden City at 3. The night’s final two matches will feature Neosho vs. Dodge City at 5, and Cowley vs. Dodge City at 7.