The Central Community College - Columbus volleyball team defeated North Platte Community College in four sets 22-25, 25-13, 25-18 and 25-21 on Wednesday to improve their record to 16-14 on the season.
September wasn’t a friendly month for the Raiders, who went 5-11 during the month, but October is shaping up much better so far with a 5-1 mark through the first six games.
"I didn't think it was our cleanest match particularly in set one," said head coach Mary Young on Wednesday night. "Midway through set one, we got really sloppy, and that allowed North Platte to hang around long enough to sneak away."
On top of North Platte Community College, CCC has defeated Southeast Community College, Southwestern Community College, Bismarck Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Young says the tough slate in September is beginning to pay off as the season winds toward playoff time.
"I don't know if anyone had a tougher schedule than us in the month of September. We're seeing the results of that great competition now. We're more comfortable and we're settling in."
The next game for the CCC is Friday when the team travels to Council Bluffs, Iowa for a two-day four-game tournament. The four teams are New Mexico Military Institute, Iowa Lakes Community College and Mineral Area College, Colby Community College.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at email@example.com