WNCC volleyball team goes 2-0 in second round of tourney


WNCC’s Andrea Tsvetanova sets the ball for teammate Olivia Schaub during a match in the Crossover Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Cougar Palace.

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.

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