Cloud County finished 2-2 at the Barton Classic after a split on Saturday

Cloud County freshman Shelby Ohlde finished with 16 total kills during Day Two of the Barton Classic
Cloud County freshman Shelby Ohlde finished with 16 total kills during Day Two of the Barton Classic

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.

Freshman right side hitter Haven Hamilton led the offense with eight kills, while fellow freshmen Shelby Ohlde, Dayana Chara and Jessica Williams all produced six kills.

Sophomore setter Cammie Miller finished with 16 assists and freshman defensive specialist Willow Hunt had a team-high 12 digs in the loss.

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.