'Hound volleyball falls to No. 2 Cowley

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cowley College, the No. 2-ranked team in NJCAA Division II, visited Arnold Arena Wednesday night and came away with a sweep of Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team, 25-14, 25-21, 25-14, in Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division play.

The loss was the 10th in a row for the Greyhounds (1-10 East, 8-21 overall), whose last victory was scored on Sept. 10 at Hesston. Nine of the losses in this streak have been sweeps.

The Greyhounds were competitive early in the first two games. A tip by Katie Van Lue brought the 'Hounds within 6-5 early in game one. But Cowley (10-1, 26-4) went on to score 11 of the next 13 to take control of that game.

Fort Scott had a 4-1 lead in the second game. Cowley rallied to lead 10-8 before the 'Hounds scrapped back to tie it once more. But then Cowley went on a 7-1 run to take a 17-11 lead. The Greyhounds were able to keep themselves in the match but could never get closer than 3 points.

Cowley took control at the start of the third game, going up 7-1. Fort Scott, however, fought back and found themselves within 13-10. Cowley scored 7 of the next 8 to take firm control once again.

Van Lue led the Greyhounds with 10 kills, 6 of which came in the third game. She also had 5 blocks. Kara Probert had 6 assists for Fort Scott. Ashley Cavin, a Fort Scott High School graduate, served 3 aces.

The Greyhounds have one last regular-season match remaining. They will host Cottey College from Nevada Friday night at 6:30.