Bismarck, ND. (KNOP)- The North Platte Community College Knights Volleyball Team went to battle in the District G Playoffs against Bismarck State College in Bismarck, N.D. After a victorious first round on Friday, the Knights conceded the second and third matches to Bismarck State on Saturday.
During the 11 a.m. match, the Knights lost in three, 15-25, 21-25 and 17-25. NPCC’s Sydney Mullin had 11 kills and Bailey Chintala had 17 digs. Gabby Menghini provided 11 kills and 16 digs, while Erica Hopping had 11 digs and 31 assists.
Then, in the mandatory tie-breaking game, the Knights pushed to four sets, 1-3, with scores of 16-25, 24-26, 25-21 and 14-25. NPCC’s Bailey Chintala had 19 digs, Ruby Valle had 18 digs, Gabby Menghini had 17 digs and 11 kills, Sydney Mullin provided 25 kills, while Erica Hopping had 47 assists.
Although wishing to advance past their opponent, NPCC head coach Alexa McCall is proud of her team and all that they have accomplished during the 2019 season, which includes championing the Region IX Tournament and pushing competition to its fullest at Districts.
“I’m proud of these girls. They set high goals for themselves and knew that it was going to be tough. They battled the whole time and we just couldn’t get things to go our way. They have all contributed at some point during the season, which made our practices tough. Unfortunately, we got stopped short, but they played hard,” said McCall.
The Knights end their season with an overall record of 15-21. Updates can be found on the NPCC Facebook page at facebook.com/MPCCNorthPlatte/ and more information about the Knights Volleyball Team is available at npccknights.com/.