MCC sweeps Central CC, improves to 5-4

The McCook Community College Lady Indian volleyball team picked up its second straight conference win on the road Wednesday claiming a straight-set win over Central Community College 28-26, 25-22, 25-19. MCC improves to 2-0 in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference. Sophomore Ryan Maddera (Greeley, Colo.) had 13 kills on the night but the statistic of the night was her seven ace serves. “Changing up Ryan to a top-spin serve this year was a good change and she had the confidence and consistency with it tonight,” MCC Coach Hayley Kobza said. Freshman Faith Simpson (Wauneta-Palisade) led MCC with 15 kills and three aces. Sophomore Ty Johnson (Conroe, Texas) added seven kills. “It wasn’t really a big hitting night for us like it usually is,” Kobza said. “I wish it had been so we could see what we really are capable of but the girls played a good serve game which helped us a lot.” With the loss, the Raiders fall to 7-3 on the season. MCC improves to 5-4 and will play its first home game of the season Friday and is offering free admission for all McCook Elementary and Central Elementary students, parents, teachers and staff on “MCC Elementary Night.” The Lady Indians will play Cloud County Community College at 6:30 p.m. in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. Friday’s game is followed by two more home games starting Tuesday with Garden City at 6 p.m. and then on Thursday rival North Platte Community College comes to town for a 7 p.m.