The North Platte Community College Knights Volleyball Team won one and lost one to round out the Eastern Wyoming Invitational at Torrington on Saturday.
The Knights beat Laramie County Community College in three sets: 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.
They then lost the second game to Eastern Wyoming College: 25-15, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21.
“We knew going into this weekend we would have to play tough,” NPCC head volleyball coach Alexa McCall said. “I thought we frustrated teams and pushed them. These tournaments have nationally ranked Division I teams, and I believe that we can get better and learn from these games.”
Taylor Hansen led the LCCC game with 13 kills. Peyton Negley was right behind her with 11 kills, and Alysen Daniels had 10.
Madi Neely served six aces and had five blocks. Avery Johnson put up three blocks. Ruby Valle and Erica Hopping contributed 16 and 12 digs, respectively.
In the EWC game, Negley led with 13 kills, followed by Daniels with 10. Johnson had four blocks. Valle and Tania Morales each added 18 digs. Hopping finished with four aces and 15 digs.
“I was happy with how we played against Laramie County and got the job done,” McCall said. “I would have liked to see us take EWC to five, but we just ran out of gas against a solid defensive team.”
Next, the Knights will play Southeast Community College at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in NPCC’s McDonald-Belton Gymnasium. The game will be livestreamed at https://npccknights.com/sports/2014/1/5/KnightsVideo.aspx?tab=knightsvideo.