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October 23, 2003

Cowley volleyball rallies for win at Neosho


CHANUTE — After falling behind two games to one against Neosho Wednesday, the Cowley County Community College volleyball team answered back with wins of 30-16 and 15-5 to improve to 6-2 in the Jayhawk East.


The Lady Tigers started strong as they easily defeated Neosho 30-13 in game one.


However, the Lady Panthers came back to win games two and three, 30-24, 30-25. Staring at a possible third conference defeat, Cowley got back to playing like it did in game one and blasted Neosho in games four and five.


“When we decided to play, we looked awesome,” Cowley coach Joanna Pryor said. “After the third game, we started to play ball like we know how.”


In the decisive game five, Cowley jumped out to an 8-1 lead and never looked back. Sophomore right-side hitter Lynsey MacInnis and sophomore outside hitter Chelsey Fooshee had huge nights as they set season highs in kills with 22 and 17, respectively.


MacInnis also came up with 15 digs in the win.


“She did a great job and is such a smart hitter,” Pryor said. “The big thing for her was her back row hitting. She was killing it.”


Sophomore setter Tessa AraSmith did a good job of getting her teammates the ball in places where they could finish. She finished with 58 assists in the match.

“Her back row sets were perfect,” Pryor said.


The victory was Cowley’s 20th of the season as the Lady Tigers improve to 20-10 overall. Cowley will wrap up its regular season schedule with a home match vs. Kansas City Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.