The Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team won their third straight match after posting two impressive wins over Central Wyoming College and Utah State-Eastern in the second day of the WNCC Crossover Classic Saturday at Cougar Palace.
WNCC opened the day by getting 15 kills from Anuhea Kaohi in a 25-19, 25-23, 25-21 sweep over Central Wyoming.
The Cougars rounded out the day with a heart-pounding five-set win over Utah State-Eastern 25-19, 15-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-11. In the win, Karen Cordero registered a double-double of 29 kills and 14 digs.
WNCC and McCook were the only teams to go 2-0 on the day. McCook handed Eastern Wyoming College its first loss of the season in a thrilling five-setter. The Indians won 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10. McCook then swept past Northwest 26-24, 25-18, 25-10.
Other scores in the second day of the tournament saw Otero top Northwest 31-29, 25-18, 25-21; Central Wyoming drop Trinidad 25-22, 25-16, 25-19; Utah State-Eastern defeat Trinidad 25-10, 25-14, 25-15; and EWC topple Otero 25-16, 25-17, 25-23.
WNCC win against Central Wyoming was a positive start to the day. The Cougars led 12-8 in the first set behind Anabelle Gillen’s four service points. Central Wyoming came back to slice the lead to 18-17, but a kill from Cordero and then three points from Andrea Tsvetanova pushed the lead to 22-17. WNCC won 25-19.