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Lady Cougars struggle at Wyo-Braska Tournament
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TORRINGTON, Wyo. — The Barton Community College volleyball team finished 1-3 in the Wyo-Braska Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Barton split Friday’s matches, but lost both matches on Saturday.
“The girls did a great job today, especially being without one of our main outside hitters,” Barton head coach Phil Shoemaker said of Friday’s competition.  “Jennica (O’Neill) stepped up and played well all the way around and Mac (McKenzie Piland) was our workhorse today. Overall we found ways to scrap for points and came out with a good win today.”
Barton began the tournament against No. 7-ranked Western Wyoming, losing in three straight sets, 25-20, 25-21 and 26-24. The Lady Cougars dropped the first set 25-14 to Central Wyoming rallying to win the next three sets, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-13.
On Saturday, the Lady Cougars played Casper College in their first match, losing to Thunderbirds in four sets. Barton captured the first set 26-24, but lost three tightly contested sets 27-25, 25-21 and 29-27.
Capping off the weekend’s four matches, Barton lost to Sheridan College in three, 25-23, 25-10 and 25-22.
Barton dropped to 6-12 on the season
On Wednesday, the Lady Cougars travel to Cloud County for a 6:30 p.m. match. Then they return home for a match against conference front-runner Colby, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Kirkman Activity Center.