T-Birds battle but fall 3-0 on the road to No. 3 Johnson County

Cloud County freshman Willow Hunt finished with 12 digs in Wednesday's road loss to No. 3 Johnson County
Cloud County freshman Willow Hunt finished with 12 digs in Wednesday's road loss to No. 3 Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College volleyball team fell in three tightly contested sets (25-21, 25-20 and 25-22) Wednesday evening out on the road against No. 3 ranked Johnson County Community College.

The loss ends a gauntlet for Cloud County (10-10 overall, 1-4 KJCCC East) to begin KJCCC East conference play, which included meetings against No. 2 Cowley College and No. 9 Highland last week.

The T-Birds were led by freshman outside hitter Dayana Chara with 11 kills, while fellow freshman Shelby Ohlde returned to the lineup to contribute seven kills to help pace the offense.

Playing its newly implemented 6-2, Cloud County received 13 assists from sophomore setter Cammie Miller and nine assists by freshman Laken Schroeder.

Defensively, the T-Birds had three players finish with double-digit dig totals, led by freshman libero Willow Hunt and sophomore outside hitter Giovanna Fundaro with 12 digs apiece. Schroeder joined them in double figures with 10 digs.

Cloud County will now reset and get ready for its next KJCCC East contest, slated for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at home against Hesston College.