For Immediate Release
Western Nebraska Stays Alive with Win Over McCook
Nov. 8, 2019, Sterling, Colo. — After losing to McCook in three only a week earlier, Western Nebraska came out strong determined to keep their season alive which they did in three sets 25-16, 25-19, 25-20.
After one full rotation, the first set was tied at 12 all. However, Western Nebraska found their grove as they ran off five points in a row to take a commanding lead and finished the set strong. In set two the Cougars led by as many as 7 points before closing out set two 25-19. The final set of the match had many lead exchanges and ties up to point 17 with McCook taking the advantage 19-18. Western Nebraska then went on a five point run to despite the efforts of McCook Head Coach Haley Kozba who tried breaking the momentum with two timeouts in that point run. However the Cougars were on a mission to play again on Saturday as they finished the set 25-20.
Western Nebraska now moves on to play the noon match against the 2 pm match winner of Eastern Wyoming and Western Wyoming.
Northeastern Junior College is Colorado’s premier two-year residential college, part of the Colorado Community College System and NCA accredited. Northeastern offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs, along with career and technical training and community classes. Northeastern is a Division I member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, part of the Region IX with 10 varsity athletic teams.