Northeastern volleyball has found its groove after another weekend sweep of their opponents. The Plainswomen were on the road this past weekend as they faced Trinidad State College, Otero Junior College and Garden City Community College, two of which were conference games. Not only does the NJC volleyball team move to 5-0 this season in conference play, but are also on a 5 game winning steak, the longest of the 21-22 regular season. The ladies have played very well on the road this season with a 5-2 record and hope to get back to better than .500 at home when they face North Platte CC and Lamar CC on Friday (15th) and Saturday (16th) this week. A win against Lamar on the 16th would solidify a 6th conference win for the Plainswomen on the season, and it's also a "pink" out match for Breast Cancer Awareness. Due to weather related issues, Northeastern's game against Casper on the 12th has been cancelled.
(Game Recap 10/8) Plainswomen vs. Trinidad State College = Won 3-0
Set #1 - NJC-25 TSC-21
Set #2 - NJC-25 TSC-16
Set #3 - NJC-25 TSC-20
Breakdown: NJC got off to a slow start as Trinidad was serving very good and throwing off the Plainswomen's rhythm. Once Northeastern picked up on the Trojans serve game, NJC was much more comfortable and able to get into their system much faster. Sidney Bills had a terrific game offensively with 10 kills. Taylor Wiescamp added 9 kills to NJC's offense. Kaytlin Smart recorded 6 kills with no hitting errors, giving her a .750 hitting percentage. Allie Schumacher added 21 assists while Jade Feather and Faith Trenkle added a combined 23 digs. The Plainswomen also recorded 6 aces as a team.
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(Game Recap 10/9) Plainswomen vs. Otero Junior College = Won 3-0
Set #1 - NJC-25 OJC-13
Set #2 - NJC-25 OJC-14
Set #3 - NJC-25 OJC-19
Breakdown: The Plainswomen got up early in each match taking the pressure off of them defensively and putting them in place to make several blocks and digs. Faith Trenkle had a great match serving as she tallied 4 of the 7 aces by NJC. Sophmore's Mayson Fago and Jade Feather combined for a total of 31 digs while Northeastern as a team recorded 33 kills. The freshman came up big as well with several big plays to help route the conference rival Rattlers.
(Game Recap 10/9) Plainswomen vs. Garden City CC = Won 3-1
Set #1 - GCCC-25 NJC-22
Set #2 - NJC-25 GCCC-12
Set #3 - NJC-25 GCCC-21
Set #4 - NJC-25 GCCC-10
Breakdown: This was Northeastern's second match of the day following the sweep of Otero. After falling in the first set, NJC came back and took care of business in the last three sets. Mayson Fago recorded another double-double on the season with 19 kills and 17 digs. Taylor Wiescamp played one of her best matches of the year tallying up 12 kills and 4 blocks. Sterling High School alum freshman Allie Schumacher also had a double-double with 10 digs and 22 assists. Jade Feather again did her thing with 21 digs. Freshman Caley Harper and Lacy Hunt both added 7 kills to the attack. Overall the Plainswomen recorded 6 aces and 8 blocks.