By MARK REIN Star-Herald
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – The 8th-ranked Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team received doubles-doubles from Ale Meoni, Erica Fava and Jenna Curtis as the Cougars knocked down the No. 4 of the Utah State Eastern on day two of the Reiver Invite.
Fava led the way with 23 kills, 18 digs and nine serves points to lead the Cougars to a 20-25, 25-21, 26-24, 18-25, 15-6 victory over Utah State Eastern in five. sets to open the second day of the tournament.
WNCC, however, couldn’t get the sweep that day as Indian Hills Community College swept the Cougars 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 in Game 2 of the day.
WNCC finished both days of Reiver Invite with a 2-2 record to open the season.
WNCC played well as three players made double doubles while two others had double-digit recoveries.
Fava led the way with 23 kills, followed by Curtis with 15 kills, 15 points, six digs and four aces. Meoni also had a double-double with 11 kills, 15 digs and eight digs. She also had six points.
Julia Moccellin tallied 20 digs in the win to lead the team while Fava was next with 18 and Anakaren Chavez had nine.
WNCC lost the opening set 25-20 after coming back to lead 19-17 on a kill by Curtis. The set was tied at 20-20 before Utah State-Eastern scored the next five points for the win.