Raiders make quick work of Storm
No. 20 (NJCAA D-II) Central Community College - Columbus volleyball returned home from a 1-3 showing at last weekend’s tournament in Cedar Rapids with a win Wednesday night over Southeast Community College 25-22, 25-12 and 25-9 final.
“I really felt that in sets two and three we took control of the match and played our style of ball, and that made a big difference,” said head coach Mary Young.
Set one ended on a Shania Borchers kill that capped a fairly even, back-and-forth battle.
It became a one-sided battle the rest of the way.
CCC won five of the first six rallies in the second set, led by as much as nine points and piled up 10 kills.
In the third, the Raiders won eight of the first nine points, totaled 12 more kills and spread the offense around to six different hitters.
The win improves CCC to 9-6 ahead of a match Friday in Council Bluffs, Iowa; against Iowa Western Community College – the No. 1 team in the NJCAA Division II rankings.
“Our goal every time we play at Western is to go into the match and play hard,” Young said. “We put them on the schedule because we know they’re a quality opponent, and out goal at this point is to get better each match.”
Golf: York Wins a Windy Dual with CCC
York College JV defeated the Central Community College-Columbus golf team amid windy conditions at Elks Country Club in Columbus on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers posted a team score of 310 while the Raiders finished at 335.
A trio of Lakeview High School alums led the way for CCC, with freshman Carter Luetke carding an 81, sophomore Colten Remm posted an 83 and freshman Ethan Paben finishing with an 85. Freshmen Trent Colby and Ryder Lewis each scored 86 to round out the Raider total.
“The team was a little nervous playing in their first competition of the season against the Panthers with many scoring opportunities missed by misplaced shots,” said CCC head coach Britt Blackwell. “I expect a marked improvement in individual scoring in the next meet.”