BEATRICE, Nebraska-- The Cloud County Community College volleyball team had a mixed first day at the Southeast Community College Tournament, earning a tight 3-2 victory to begin the day against Southwestern Community College before falling in straight sets to Hawkeye Community College to end the day.
The T-Birds (2-1 overall) received big performances from some of their local talent in the win over Southwestern (25-21, 16-25, 25-15, 20-25 and 15-7) as Concordia's own Jessica Williams tied Haven Hamilton for the team lead in kills with 12, while former Concordia Panther setter Laken Schroeder finished with 40 assists. Williams also added eight digs in the win.
Unfortunately, Cloud County was unable to carry the momentum over to the nightcap against Hawkeye Community College as the T-Birds fell in three sets: 25-14, 25-12 and 25-22.
Cloud was forced to play most of the match shorthanded as it was without Ohlde, who departed early due to a head injury. She will be reevaluated Saturday morning.
Williams again paced the offense, finishing with a team-high 10 kills while Chara went for six kills.
Schroeder continued her strong start to the year with 20 assists and a team-high nine digs in Friday's finale.
Cloud County will conclude the Southeast Community College Tournament on Saturday when they take on Southeastern Community College at 5 p.m. and then play the tournament hosts, Southeast Storm, at 7 p.m. The match against the Storm will be available for viewing online through Southeast's athletic website: sccstorm.com.