NORFOLK, Neb. – The Northeast Community College volleyball team returned to their home floor for the first time in a couple of weeks Wednesday night at the Cox Activities Center against Southeastern Community College. The Hawks came out on top in the showdown by a final score of 3-0 in three sets.
The Hawks (11-9, 1-4 ICCAC) pulled off a clean sweep of an opponent for the seventh time this season, and the victory also marked Northeast’s first conference win of the campaign.
Kills: Karley Heimes (Wynot, Neb.) 11, Lilly Otten (Pilger, Neb.) 6, Lauren Buhrman (Wisner, Neb.) 5, Kaitlyn Nelson (Ainsworth, Neb.) 5
Blocks: Chloe Sandell (Polk, Neb.) 3, Kiara Krusemark (Wayne, Neb.) 2, Lauren Buhrman 21
Ace Serves: Sydney Redden (Wayne, Neb.) 2, Lauren Buhrman 2, Erin Schwanebeck (Norfolk, Neb.) 2, Kaitlyn Nelson 2
Digs: Sydney Redden 18
Assists: Kiara Krusemark 29
HEAR FROM THE HAWKS COACH:
Head volleyball coach Amanda Schultze on what worked well for her team tonight:
“We did a much better job at passing the ball tonight,” Schultze said. “We bettered the out of system balls, which is something we worked on a lot last week. We got our middles and right sides going right away.”
Schultze on what she wants the focus to be heading into the weekend slate:
“I’m hoping we can continue taking what we learn in practice over into the games,” Schultze said.
The Hawks will make a trip to play Central Community College for the second time this year in a game beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in Columbus, Nebraska.