Lady Devils beat Green River in pink game

Zocia Nowakowski (No. 24) and Rachael Voss (No. 12) leap for a block during the Devils’ victory over Green River last week. (HERALD PHOTO/David Rohde)

EVANSTON — The Evanston Lady Devils volleyball team beat the Green River Wolves, three sets to two, on Thursday, Oct. 17. “It was an important win for us,” said coach Tera Lawlar. The win came at home on Pink Night, which is a tribute game to promote breast cancer awareness and honor the victims of breast cancer. “It’s really important to teach these girls about perseverance. We’ve had a lot of adversity thrown at us this season, but we made it out the other side.” said Lawlar. 

In Thursday’s match-up,Taryn Wagstaff set up 33 assists and had three aces, while Haily Hayes had 14 assists and Lauren Ellingford hit 39 attacks with nine serve attempts and one error. 

“It feels really good to win this game. It’s an important game at home and we wanted it,” said Lawlar. The Lady Devils lost the first set 25-27 but were able to come back for the next two sets, winning 25-11 and 25-20, respectively. Fatigue set in a bit as the Devils lost the third 23-25, but then were able to pull it out on the tiebreaker, winning 15-8.

This win came on the heels of a tough loss to Star Valley on Oct. 16, when the Devils lost three sets to zero.

Next up for the Devils is a match-up with Jackson at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at home in the EHS gymnasium.

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