The North Platte Community College Lady Knights (19-13) volleyball team defeat the Northeast Community College Lady Hawks (14-18) on Friday night in straight sets (25-21, 25-21, 25-23). The win is head coach Sally Thalken’s 898th career win, all at North Platte.
The Lady Knights started the evening out strong as they would outscore the Lady Hawks 25-21 to win the first set. The second set would be more of the same as the Lady Knights won by an identical score 25-21. The Lady Hawks would try to battle back but in the end the Lady Knights were too much as they would go on to take the set and game 25-23.
The Lady Knights would record 17 team blocks on the night and were led in that category by Sandrina Hallahan who had sex blocks. Samantha Kennedy led the way in kills with 19 and Shannon Liewer led the Lady Knights with 33 digs. Joli Hopping chipped in 25 assists and Laura Beckman had 14.
“We blocked!” said head coach Sally Thalken. “We finally blocked!! We kept our composure and tried to stay aggressive. It was a good win.”
The Lady Knights finish out their regular season next Wednesday as they travel to McCook to face the McCook Community College Lady Indians (1-31) at 7 p.m. The game with McCook will be broadcast live on ESPN 1410. The Lady Knights then head to the Region IX Division II Tournament in Beatrice on October 31 to compete to extend their season.