GREAT BEND, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College volleyball team earned another split on Saturday during Day Two of the Barton Classic, finishing 2-2 overall on the weekend.
Cloud County (13-14 overall, 1-5 KJCCC East) began the day with a tough three-set loss to Barton Community College (15-11 overall, 6-2 KJCCC West), but bounced back in the tournament finale with a sweep of Labette Community College (7-16 overall, 2-4 KJCCC East).
Against Barton, the T-Birds fell 25-23, 25-10 and 28-26 to the Cougars.
Fortunately, the T-Birds were able to shake it off and end Saturday on a high note as they bear the Labette Cardinals, who pushed Cloud County to five sets back on Sept. 5, by set scores of 25-13, 25-17 and 26-24.
Ohlde spiked down a team-high 10 kills, while Chara, Williams and sophomore outside hitter Giovanna Fundaro all added nine kills to give the T-Birds a balanced attack.
Freshman setter Laken Schroeder had a big afternoon in the win against Barton, as the Concordia product finished with a team-high 20 assists and a career-high 18 digs; topping her previous high-water mark of 12.
Defensively, sophomore defensive specialist Britt Michaelis and Hunt both joined Schroeder in double-figures with 15 digs and 10 digs, respectively.
Cloud County will have two more non-conference matches coming up this Monday evening when it hosts Southeast Community College and Kansas Wesleyan JV as part of the Cloud County Triangular.
The T-Birds get things underway at 5 p.m. against the Southeast Storm before taking the floor again at 9 p.m. against the Coyotes.