(Riverton, WY) – It was a very busy first weekend of competition for rustler sports teams.
Volleyball hosted a tournament to begin regular season play and won in grand fashion. The Rustlers would beat three teams ranked in the top 8 in the country along the way to going 4-0 for the weekend. After dropping Southern Idaho in three on Thursday, they downed #4 Snow in 5 sets Friday. Saturday saw them take down #8 Western Nebraska in 4. It’s the first time since bringing back volleyball to Central that they have beaten the Cougars. They ended the tournament beating previously unbeaten Utah State Eastern in a five set battle. All Region 9 returning Sophomore Kenzie Templeton tallied a new career high 30 kills in the win. Central volleyball goes to a tournament in Salt Lake this upcoming weekend.
Cross country won a dual in Valentine, Nebraska on Saturday. After a delay due to weather, runners ran in the wind and rain and CWC won the duel over SCC. Ogden Freshman Luke Crossley was 2nd to lead the CWC men individually. Lander Freshman Jessica White led the women’s finish in a very close 2nd place finish.
Soccer teams played their first matches under first year head coach Steven Harrison. Playing Utah State Eastern on Friday, the women fell 5-0 while the men were beaten 2-1. Saturday saw four different Lady Rustlers score in a 4-0 win over Colorado Northwestern in Craig, Colorado. Darby Delgado tallied a hat trick of assists. The men fell to the Spartans 3-2. Ricco Spencer scored a goal and assisted on the other for Central. The Rustlers will open the home season Friday when they host NJC on the grass fields behind the college.
Golfers hosted the first Region 9 meet of the year. The Three Time Region 9 Champion Women’s team won first to start another year. Ellie Leblanc had a great second day and edged out teammate Aubree Johnson for first. Trevor Berry led the men in a fifth place team finish.
Be sure to catch the Rustler sports report at 9 am Tuesday morning on your favorite cwc sport facebook page. It’s a half hour sports talk show all about Rustler Sports. More details at rustlerathletics.com