The CWC volleyball team came home with a 1-3 record from the SLCC Crystal Invitational held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rustlers competed well in this early season tournament and Coach Gallard was able to use several different line ups looking for the season starters. The Rustlers lost their first game to SLCC (1-3) then lost the second game to Western Nebraska (0-3). “We started off rocky today against WNCC. We played with them the first two sets and shut down the last set. We mixed up our line ups and tried new players.” -Coach Gallard
The highlight of the weekend was the Rustlers 3rd match of the tournament against the College of Southern Idaho. After losing the first two games to CSI the Rustlers defeated CSI 3-2. “We lost the first two sets to CSI but continued to play solid and we took the last three sets and won the game! Sage Bearnson had 17 kills and Aubri Whatcott had 45 assists. Mary Moyle had 11 kills and Ava Rasmussen had 12 kills. Jaden Daffer had 25 digs and Carly Connor had 6 blocks. We beat the first team in the nation as a team. I am very proud of the girls and they kept their focus and energy even after a loss to Western Nebraska. Go Rustlers!” -Coach Gallard
Up Next: Central will head to Las Vegas, NV to compete at the Coyote Invitational on September 12-14.
CWC Women’s Golf Team update:
The CWC Women’s Golf Team started the year off just like they left off last year, winning their first tournament of the season held at the Riverton Country Club. Rustler Kyra Sponenburgh dominated the course finishing in first place shooting 84-79, 163. Teammates Rosslyn Brownell finished in 2nd place with 87-99,186, Alexis Cornell shot 93-95, 188 to finish 4th and Jordan Vanetti finished 6th with 97-102, 199. “With just one returner back this season it is very exciting to see the women’s team pick up right where they left off last year. I am looking forward to seeing what they will accomplish this year!” stated CWC Dean of Students Steve Barlow.
Jose Galarza shot 83-90, 173 to lead the men’s team to a 5th place finish at the tournament. Other scorers for CWC were Branden Pohawpatchoko 89-84, 173, Kyle Phister 87-94, 181 and Dominic D’Anzi 87-94, 181. “The men didn’t play their best by far this weekend. Their attitudes are great, we know we have some work to do and I promise you this group of guys will continue to show up to play and practice and get better.” -Coach Holgate.
Up Next: The Rustlers will play at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington on September 5-6.