Volleyball team hosts Sterling today

Yuma High School’s volleyball team is running short on opportunities to get on a roll.
The Indians are 6-10 overall, 1-5 in the Lower Platte Activities Association, heading into this week. They are home today, October 14, against Class 3A Sterling, then host rival Wray on Tuesday.

They remain in the running for a regional berth as they entered this week ranked No. 24 in the Class 2A Rating Percentage Index thanks to their very difficult schedule.
No doubt some more wins before the end of the regular season would help everyone involved.
In regards to RPI, Yuma has played 2A No. 1 Sedgwick County and No. 4 Wiggins and No. 18 Limon (which the Indians beat), 1A No. 3 Merino, No. 4 Haxtun, and No. 16 Kit Carson (which they beat)m and 3A No. 1 Resurrection Christian and No. 6 University, with No. 11 Sterling coming up today in The Pit.
Still, the Indians have had trouble staying consistently competitive against those top teams.
They hosted a solid 12-11 team from Sidney, Nebraska, last Thursday, losing in four sets, 25-12, 25-13, 25-23, 16-25.
Yuma put it together in the third set after rough losses in the first two. The Indians opened up a 10-6 lead. The Red Raiders came back to tie it at 12, but the Indians ran off the next three points and built a 23-17 lead. Sidney rallied to get within 23-21. An Elle Roth kill made it 24-21. Sidney came back to get the next two points, but the Indians held on for the win.
Any momentum was quickly lost, though, in the fourth set as the Red Raiders built an 11-7 lead and never let Yuma get closer than three the rest of the way for the clincher.
Statistics were not available at press time.
Yuma traveled to Wiggins the next day for its second match of the season against the defending 2A champions. The Indians competed well through much of the match, but fell in three, 18-25, 10-25, 19-25.
They stuck close in the first match, including being tied at 15, and trailing 21-18 when Wiggins ran off the final four points.
After a rough second set, the Indians gave it a good run again in the third. They led 7-6, tied it at 11, and rallied from a four-point deficit to take a 17-16 lead. However, Wiggins scored seven of the next points, and eventually closed out the win.
Statistics were not available at press time.