TBHS volleyball

Brooke Carroll, at left, and Ellie Thomas work to get the ball back over the net while taking on Cheyenne South during the Gillette Invite earlier this season.

The Thunder Basin High School volleyball team split a pair of conference matches on the road this weekend. The Bolts swept Sheridan 3-0 on Friday night before losing 3-0 to Kelly Walsh on Saturday.

Thunder Basin is ranked No. 5 in the WyoPrep.com coaches and media volleyball rankings.

Against Sheridan, the Bolts took control of the game from the start and won the first set 25-15. After winning the second set 25-17, Thunder Basin finished the sweep with a 25-21 win in the third set.

The Bolts traveled to Casper to face the No. 2-ranked Trojans on Saturday afternoon. Thunder Basin forced the win-by-two rule in the first set but Kelly Walsh ultimately closed out the set with a 28-26 win.

The Trojans carried that momentum into the second set with a 25-14 win before closing out the match 25-18 in the third set.

Saturday's loss was Thunder Basin's first conference loss of the season (2-1) and pushes the team's regular season record to 13-7.

The Bolts will return to the court for the Casper Invite tournament next weekend.

For TBHS volleyball updates, visit gillettenewsrecord.com or follow sports editor Alex Taylor on Twitter at @alex_m_taylor22.

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