By HALEY WALK
Pioneer Sports Correspondent
LYMAN – Last weekend, after facing and beating the Lady Wranglers of Pinedale, the Lady Eagles faced their next competition in their own annual volleyball tournament. The Lyman Invitational welcomed several teams, including Big Piney, Farson, and Shoshone.
In their first match in the tournament’s “round robin” play, which played two games to 21, the Lady Eagles faced the Punchers of Big Piney. The Lady Eagles were able to obliterate their opponent with a 21-7 win in both sets. Lady Eagle Taylor Limoges, a junior, led the team’s effort in the match and earned herself a school record in ACE serves in a match.
The Eagles next match was against Farson, where the Eagles once again were able to claim both sets, with a 21-7 win in the first and a 21-8 win in the second.
Kemmerer was the next team to face the Eagles. Again, the Eagles claimed both sets by 21-16 and 21-13.
In their final match of “round robin,” the Eagles faced the Rattlers of Snake River and pulled off a 21-10 win in the first set. However, the Rattlers fought back and the Eagles took a 20-22 loss in the second.
After pool play, each of the teams played in a single match. Their opponents were based on accumulated set wins. These games would be played with the first two to 25 and, if needed, a third to 15. Lyman was placed in the championship game against Shoshone, the number one ranked 2A team. The Eagles battled Shoshone closely throughout the match but lost the first, 23-25. They came back hitting hard in the second, winning 25-13, but were unable to hold on in the third, taking a 13-15 loss and second place in the tournament.
Sources say this will be the last year Lyman will host this Invitational.
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