Sterling, Colo. – The North Platte Community College Lady Knights volleyball team travelled to play the Northeastern Junior College Plainswomen at the Bank of Colorado Events Center and fell to the Plainswomen in four sets 25-11, 16-25, 25-10, and 25-13.
The tone for the match was set early on. The Lady Knights took the lead 1-0, but the Plainswomen went on an 8-0 run to take the lead 8-1. The Plainswomen continued to dominate the set and led 23-6. The Lady Knights Shaylee Johnson served the next four points to make the score 23-10 in favor of the Plainswomen.
The second set was a little closer. The Plainswomen jumped out to a 5-1 lead, but the Lady Knights rallied to take a 17-11 lead and held on to take the second set.
In the third set, the Plainswomen started the set on an 11-0 run to take control of the set.
In the fourth set, the Plainswomen remained dominant by taking a 10-0 lead in the final set.
The Lady Knights are now 10-12 on the season. Luisa Hernandez had 12 kills for the Lady Knights. Antonya Schaffert finished with 13 defensive digs and Carlie Wytulka had 18 set assists.
The Lady Knights will travel to Overland Park, Kan., to participate in the Johnson Community College Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
North Platte – The North Platte Community College Lady Knights volleyball team will look to win the season series against the Northeastern Junior College Plainswomen on Tuesday, September 26, when they travel to Sterling, Colo.
The Lady Knights and the Plainswomen have split a pair of matches this season. The Plainswomen won at North Platte on August 30 in four sets. The Lady Knights defeated the Plainswomen in the Pizza Hut Invitational on September 15 in a hard fought five-set win. Northeastern holds a 41-69 lead in the all-time series record.
The Plainswomen are 10-5 on the season. Sara Antic leads the Plainswomen with 135 kills. Sofjia Pajevic has 388 set assists for the Plainswomen. Bailey Schumacher has 209 defensive digs.
The Lady Knights are 10-11 on the season.
Luisa Hernandez leads the Lady Knights in kills with 221 kills. That number is among the leaders in National Junior College Athletic Association Division II volleyball. Currently she is 16th in that category. Hernandez also leads the Lady Knights in defensive digs with 275, followed by Antonya Schaffert with 254 defensive digs.
Carlie Wytulka has 482 set assists, or 6.03 assists per set, followed by Taylin McNair with 224 set assists or 4.98 assist per set. Shaylee Johnson has 79 total blocks and Aly Camacho is right behind with 78 total blocks.
The game time for the match is at 7 pm CDT.
For livestreaming information, go to www.npccknights.com.
North Platte – The National Junior College Athletic Association Division II third rated Central Community College Lady Raiders came into the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium on Thursday night with a 18-2 record. What they found was a fired up North Platte Community College Lady Knights volleyball team.
The s Raiders defeated the Lady Knights in four sets. 25-22, 20-25, 22-22, and 25-23.
“We played really hard against a good team tonight.” Lady Knight Head Coach Alexa McCall said. “The girls battled the whole game and it just came down to a couple little situations that we let out of our hands.”
“We passed pretty well and served well and when we were aggressive we had some good things happen.” McCall said.
The Lady Raiders, now 19-2 on the season, and 2-0 in Region IX Division II play. Maeghan Pieper with 13 kills. Paxton Thone had 38 set assists and Jessica Eurek had 21 defensive digs to lead the Lady Raiders.
The Lady Knights drop to 10-11on the season, and 1-1 in Region IX Division II play.
Luisa Hernandez had 14 kills, Antonya Schaffert had 17 defensive digs, Carllie Wytulka had 24 set assists to pace the Lady Knights. The Lady Knights had a 92.4 serving percentage with 11 service aces led by Taylin McNair with three.
The Lady Knights are next in action when they travel to Sterling, Colo., to play the Northeastern Junior College Plainswomen. The Lady Knights and the Plainswomen have split the two previous games this season. Game time is 7 PM CDT.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst, citing his failure to improve “on-field performance” by the Cornhuskers.
Chancellor Ronnie Green announced the move Thursday. Eichorst joined Nebraska in October 2012, and has about $1.7 million remaining on a contract that runs through June 2019.
Green praised Eichorst but says his “efforts have not translated into on-field performance. Green says winning “can and often does happen in concert with well-run, quality college programs.”
Eichorst and football coach Mike Riley have been under increased scrutiny with the continued mediocrity of the program. Eichorst hired Riley in 2014, replacing Bo Pelini.
Riley is just 16-13 at Nebraska, a school that has won five national championships, went to bowl games every year from 1969-2003 but has not won a conference title since 1999. The Huskers are off to a second 1-2 start in three seasons.
Statement from Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green…
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced it has begun a search for a new director of athletics. The university has ended Shawn Eichorst’s employment, effective immediately.
“Shawn has led Nebraska Athletics in many positive ways, but those efforts have not translated into on-field performance,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “Our fans and our student-athletes deserve leadership that drives the highest levels of competitiveness, as well as excellence across all facets of Husker Athletics.”
Eichorst joined Nebraska in October 2012, and has about $1.7 million remaining on a contract that runs through June 2019. Green and President Hank Bounds decided to seek a new athletic director and met with Eichorst today. Green and Bounds also met with Husker coaches today to share the decision.
“I want to sincerely thank Shawn for his dedication to and care for our student-athletes, and for his commitment to their success here at Nebraska, and in life,” Green said. “He has positively influenced countless lives at this university, and I wish him and his family the very best going forward.”
In a statement, Eichorst said, “While I am deeply disappointed in the decision today, I am grateful for the wonderful years that my family and I have spent at Nebraska. I am proud of how our student-athletes, coaches and staff represented this great university and state, and I am confident that the future is bright for Nebraska Athletics.”
The search for a new director of athletics began today. The university expects to appoint an interim athletic director to oversee day-to-day operations of Nebraska Athletics until a new, permanent director of athletics begins.
The chancellor said the university will reach out to stakeholders knowledgeable of Nebraska Athletics, as well as those who have run successful college programs around the nation, for guidance and perspective in the search for a new permanent director of athletics. The search will focus on finding a director who helps put Husker teams into the best place of opportunity to compete and to uphold the athletic program’s outstanding academic achievement, Green said.
Green will hold a media availability at 2:30 p.m. at the Van Brunt Visitors Center, 313 N. 13th St., on the university campus.
“Winning can and often does happen in concert with well-run, quality college programs that work to ensure the success of the student,” he said. “That’s our expectation. We take pride here in doing things right and doing the right thing, and that won’t change. This is not an either-or equation. We can and should win in that kind of environment.”