Article by Tessa Burford
The NPCC Knights Volleyball Team finished their first round of the Ramada Classic on Friday in Columbus, Neb. with one win and one loss. Up against Butler CC first, the Knights took the match in three sets, 25-19, 27-25 and 25-23. NPCC’s Gabby Menghini had 13 kills and 14 digs, while Erica Hopping had 46 assists.
The Knights then lost their 7 p.m. game against Cowley CC also going three sets, 22-25, 18-25 and 20-25. NPCC’s Menghini had 12 kills, Hopping had 32 assists, Bailey Chintala had 11 digs and Ruby Valle had 10 digs.
NPCC head coach Alexa McCall is looking forward to day two of the tournament.
“I still think we are searching for consistent play. We have some good opportunities tomorrow and I hope we can execute,” said McCall.
The NPCC Knights Volleyball Team completed their final round of the Ramada Classic on Saturday in Columbus, Neb. First playing Fort Scott CC, the 1 p.m. match went three sets, 14-25, 16-25 and 14-25. NPCC’s Bailey Chintala had 18 digs and Erica Hopping had 25 assists.
The Knights then played Kansas City Kansas CC at 3 p.m. in four sets, 20-25, 13-25, 25-22 and 18-25. NPCC’s Gabby Menghini had 13 kills and Sydney Mullin had 10, while Chintala, Hopping and Menghini all had 13 digs and Ruby Valle had 15 digs.
The Knights Volleyball Team is now 10-17 on overall season record. NPCC next plays against Southeast CC on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in Beatrice, Neb.