Lady Bronc volleyball season well underway


Photo Nick Estes

Freshman Kaija Nymeyer sets up a serve during a Freshman matchup against Kelly Walsh

Tuesday Sept 3 marked the beginning of the Lady Bronc volleyball team’s conference play when team traveled to Gillette to take on the Lady Camels.

The Lady Bronc Varsity squad, led by seniors Morgan Jacobs, Alison Geary and Madison Farr , came into the matchup off a 2-3 opening weekend. The matchup was close but the Lady Broncs made a few costly mistakes giving the Lady Camels their first victory of conference play. So Gillette took the win, as well as not giving up a set to the Lady Broncs, but what may look like a lopsided matchup on paper was really nothing less than a good contest with a few slip ups by SHS. “We are very talented we just had a lot of unforced errors on our part. If we get rid of our mistakes we should do a lot better,” says sophomore Robbi Ryan.

Friday, Sept. 6 the Lady Broncs traveled to Gillette for the Gillette Invite. The team went go into the invite 2-4 and appeared ready make the adjustments needed to gain them the upper hand. “Our passing and blocking needs to get better, just working well as a team and finding the right rotation,” said sophomore Dylan Wright going into the invitational. In Gillette the Lady Broncs faced Rapid City, Green River, and Wright on Friday, winning all three matches to advance into the Gold Bracket on Saturday Sept. 7. Saturday proved to be a bit more of a challenge, the Lady Broncs went up against Natrona, Kelly Walsh, and Douglas losing to all three. Again, the team attributes the losses to unforced errors on their part but continues to improve.

This Friday Sept. 13 the Lady Broncs will host Cheyenne South in their first home match of the year. The team has met with South already and are working to ensure that this time they gain the upper hand. “We didn’t play very well against south so we really want to have high intensity for that game to make sure we win,” said sophomore Jennae Fieldgrove. Laramie travels to Sheridan as the teams meet for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 14. Last weekend’s invite bumps the Lady Broncs record to 5-7, with a conference ranking of 6th.