MCC spikers drop matches to Hastings JV, W. Nebraska

Friday, October 14, 2005

The McCook Community College volleyball team lost home matches Thursday night at True Hall Gymnasium to Hastings Junior Varsity and Western Nebraska.

The Indians lost to the Hastings JV 30-18, 24-30, 15-10.

Kayla Laird had 19 set assists for the Indians. Mary Gohl had 8 kills. Sara Cappel had 14 digs. Kate Voss had 4 ace blocks.

The Indians lost to WNCC 30-12, 30-16, 30-13.

Laird had 6 set assists. Gohl and Crystal Zwickl each had 3 kills. Lindsey Hartman had 11 digs. Voss had 4 ace blocks.

The Indians play the Air Force Junior Varsity at 2 p.m. MT Saturday at Colorado Springs.

Monday, the Indians play the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture JV at 6 p.m. at Curtis.

McCook hosts Northeastern Junior College at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Lamar Community College at 7 p.m. next Friday (Oct. 21).

UNK volleyball

wins 20th match

KEARNEY -- Senior middle Erin Gudmundson had a match high 15 kills to

lead the 2nd-ranked Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team to a sweep of New Mexico Highlands (30-13, 30-20, 30-23) Thursday night at the Health & Sports Center.

With the win, UNK (20-1, 11-0 RMAC) extends its win streak to 15 straight matches.

Since 1999, this is the fourth time the Lopers have strung together at least 15 consecutive victories in a season.

Highlands fell to 13-5 and 8-4 in league play.

UNK dominated all night long, leading both the first and second sets from start to finish. In the third and final set, Highlands had only two brief leads early on.

Senior Erin Brosz (Grand Island) started the match by serving up 11 straight points.

Highlands hit negative .125 in the first game (7-12-40) while the Lopers were at a .407 clip (14-3-27).

UNK cooled off in the next two games, hitting below .200, but HU didn't reach that mark either and hit just .125 for the match.

Gudmundson hit .333 to reach her kill total while also adding two blocks and two aces. Also in the middle, Brosz had a team-high four blocks, five kills and two aces.

On the outside, Central City junior Ashley Solt had 10 digs and seven kills with Grand Island junior Kelli Bunger adding five kills and two blocks off the bench.

Defensively, Lincoln senior Brett Haskell had a team-high 11 digs while Holdrege junior Mikala Gleason had eight digs, putting her career total at an impressive 906.

Audra Williams and Christina Carle had nine kills each to pace Highlands.

UNK hosts Colorado State-Pueblo Friday night.

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