October 20, 2003
Cowley goes 1-1 at home quadrangular
With a potential first-round playoff game against Garden City looming, the Cowley County Community College volleyball team received a confidence boost with a 30-28, 31-29, 30-24 win over the Lady Broncbusters Friday at its home quadrangular.
“That was a great game for us because we will hopefully meet them in our first-round playoff here at home,” coach Joanna Pryor said.
Cowley came back from a 20-9 deficit in game one by outscoring Garden City 21-8 to end the game. The Lady Tigers then used a 10-1 run in the middle of game two to turn a five-point deficit (5-11) into a 15-12 lead, and then held on for another close two-point win.
The Lady Tigers finished the match strong as they put the Lady Broncbusters away in game three, and did not allow Garden City a chance to rally in the match.
“Our team blocked well, we passed good, and everything about that match was positive,” Pryor said.
Sophomore right-side hitter Lynsey MacInnis led Cowley with 21 kills in the win.
Cowley did not get to enjoy the win against Garden City for long as it had to play Dodge City in the final match of the quadrangular.
The Lady Conquistadors got a big match from Isabella Camargo of Curitiba, Brazil, in the team’s 30-25, 30-21, 30-26 win over the Lady Tigers.
“She’s a great player, she single-handedly can kill teams,” Pryor said.
Dodge City also beat Neosho County to finish as the only team to go 2-0 at the quadrangular. The Lady Conquistadors, who are just outside the top 20 in the latest poll, reached the 30-win plateau with the victories as they are now 30-10 on the season.
Neosho was the only team at the quadrangular not to win a match. The Lady Panthers lost a close contest to Garden City 32-30, 30-27, 33-35, 25-30, 12-15 in their opening match, and then lost to Dodge City 18-30, 22-30, 22-30. Neosho is now 15-20 overall and 3-4 in the Jayhawk East.
Cowley is now 19-10 on the season. The Lady Tigers will play at Neosho Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and will then return home for their final regular season home match against Kansas City on Oct. 29.
After the match with Kansas City, the Lady Tigers will prepare to host their first-round playoff game on Nov. 2 or 3.