KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Northeast Community College volleyball team took on three NJCAA DII ranked teams over the weekend at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Tournament in Kansas City, Kan.
On Friday, the Hawks (4-12, 2-1 ICCAC) squared off with No. 13 Highland Community College and fell in straight sets, 25-9, 25-16 and 25-22, before dropping the final match of the night to Kansas City Kansas Community College, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-17.
In the loss to Highland, Lauren Kavan (Cedar Bluffs, Neb.) and Danielle Wadsworth (Wolbach, Neb.) each had six kills, while Wadsworth added 21 digs. Edyn Sudbeck (Wynot, Neb.) had 25 assists, while Alexis Kapales (Jonesboro, Ark.) added 11 digs. Against KCKCC, Kavan tallied eight kills and Sudbeck had 24 assists. Wadsworth netted 17 digs, while Elizabeth Christensen (Stanton, Neb.) recorded six kills and 21 digs.
On Saturday, the Hawks fell to No. 3 Johnson County Community College, 25-8, 25-11 and 25-20 and No. 2 Cowley County Community College, 25-11, 25-20 and 25-11.
In the loss to Johnson County, Kavan tallied seven kills and Wadsworth had 10 digs. Sudbeck added 14 assists and eight digs. In the final match of the weekend, Rachel Ecklund (Overton, Neb.) had six kills and Wadsworth had 10 digs, while Sudbeck pitched in 18 assists.
The Hawks host No. 8 Kirkwood Community in an ICCAC match at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.