The North Platte Community College Knights Volleyball Team played a good game, but ultimately fell to Western Nebraska Community College Friday in McCook.

Western Nebraska is ranked ninth nationally in NJCAA Division I.

The Knights lost in four sets: 25-18, 25-27, 25-17, 25-20. They are now 6-9 on the season.

Alysen Daniels scored 13 kills for the Knights, followed by Peyton Negley with 10. Erica Hopping and Taylor Hansen each had six. Ruby Valle added 19 digs. Hopping finished with 16 digs.

“I saw some good things tonight,” said NPCC head volleyball coach Alexa McCall. “I thought we pushed a good Western Nebraska team and got them out of system. We just have to be a little more consistent along the way. I thought our oustides played well, and defense stepped up, too.”

The Knights have a chance to make a comeback Saturday on their home court. They will take on Trinidad State Junior College at noon.

The Knights will use the game to honor their sophomores — Daniels, Negley, Hopping, Hansen, Valle, Jessica Trujillo and Tania Morales. The livestream can be viewed at npccknights.com.

Top photo: Erica Hopping sets the ball. Courtesy of NPCC