The College of Eastern Utah's women's volleyball team hosted their first home games of the season this past weekend. After competing for several weeks on the road, it was good to see the Eagles take to their home court.
Although the Eagles still remain winless in Scenic West Athletic Conference match-ups this season, CEU continues to show improvements and are determined to face every challenge that comes their way.
In the first game of the weekend, the Eagles hosted Snow College. In the first of three sets played, the Eagles fell to the Badgers 19-30. The Eagles then stepped up their game and held on tight despite losing the next two sets, 21-30, 22-30.
Although the Eagles finished the match-up against the Badgers with a 0-3 record, several CEU players offered their hand in slowing Snow College down.
Former Carbon High player Cassie Warburton posted 10 kills against the Badgers while Crystal Barraclough had six kills.
After falling to the Badgers on Friday, the Eagles bounced back to take on the top SWAC team, the Dixie Rebels on Saturday.
As the teams took to the floor, the Eagles stepped up filled with excitement and determined to give their best effort. That is exactly what the Eagles did as they held on tight in a competative match-up in the first set.
After the set was finished, the Eagles had fallen to the Rebels, but it was a close one. The final score in the first set was 28-30.
The Eagles played intense throughout the remainder of the game. Their efforts fell short however as the team fell to the Rebels 21-30, 24-30.
Stephanie Kolditz and Jordan Fox each had nine kills in the Dixie game while Sandra Sorenson had eight.
The Eagles record now falls to 0-6 in SWAC games played and 9-14 overall for the season.
The next match-up for the Eagles will be held Oct. 5 in Colorado as CEU takes on Colorado Northwestern. Both teams have not won a game so far this season, and this will be a battle for the coveted first win of the year for each team.