Cloud County has off night in road loss to McCook Community College

Cloud County freshman Shelby Ohlde led all T-Birds with nine kills in Friday's road loss to McCook
Cloud County freshman Shelby Ohlde led all T-Birds with nine kills in Friday's road loss to McCook

MCCOOK, Nebraska — On Friday, the Cloud County Community College volleyball team had one of its few off nights to begin 2018, falling in three sets (25-18, 25-18 and 25-12) on the road against non-conference foe, McCook Community College.

The T-Birds (8-4 overall, 1-1 KJCCC East) struggled to get things going offensively without their kills leader, freshman Dayana Chara, who was rested after dealing with shoulder soreness this week.

Cloud County was limited to a season-low 21 kills on the evening.

Freshman middle hitter Shelby Ohlde was a bright spot for the T-Birds, finishing with a team-high nine kills on 13 swings.

Defensively, sophomore libero Britt Michaelis paced the back row with a team-high 10 digs, while freshman Haven Hamilton led the blocking effort with three total blocks.

Cloud County will look to shake off Saturday's loss and prepare for Monday's showdown with Cowley College, scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

The match against the visiting Tigers (6-1 overall, 2-0 KJCCC East) will be the T-Birds first KJCCC East home game of the season, and their first match back inside the friendly confines of Arley Bryant Gymnasium since their season opener back on August 22.