NDSCS falls to McCook (Neb.) and Central (Neb.) on Day One of NECC Classic

NDSCS falls to McCook (Neb.) and Central (Neb.) on Day One of NECC Classic

No. 13 NDSCS Volleyball went 0-2 on Day One of the NECC Tournament in Norfolk, Neb., falling to McCook CC (Neb.) and Central CC (Neb.).

The Wildcats started strong against McCook, taking the first set 25-17. But the Indians recovered to take the next three sets 25-23, 25-18 and 25-23.

Sophomore Lily Pyle led the team in kills (10) and classmate Lexi Hansch handed out 19 assists. Freshman Katie Krieger recorded 30 digs.

In the day's second game against Central, a team receiving votes in the NJCAA D2 Top 20 Poll, NDSCS got off to a slow start by dropping the first two sets 25-14 and 25-17. The Wildcats did rebound to take set three 25-23 before falling in the decisive fourth set 25-18.

Sophomore Gabby Hahn put down 13 kills, while Pyle added 11. Hansch finished Game Two with 22 assists and Krieger tallied a team-high 25 digs.

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, taking on No. 4 Kirkwood (Iowa) and No. 11 Northeast (Neb.). Northeast, the tournament host, will stream the second game on its website – https://northeasthawks.com/links/raz87s – at approximately 5 p.m. CST.