COLBY, Kan. — The Barton Community College Cougars won the first point of every set on Monday night, but it didn’t matter. The Colby Trojans kept trucking, sweeping Barton in straight sets (25-21, 25-21, 25-23) and increasing their winning streak to five matches.
Junior Karleeann Ramos continued her catalyst role, sparking several Colby runs and tallying 14 kills on just four errors on the night.
Colby’s serving was the one weakness that was prevalent in the match, as Colby amassed 10 service errors in the match. It was the second consecutive night where the Trojans committed double-digit service errors, an issue that Head Coach Carey Jones said needs addressed.
Sophomore Setter Kyndal Bacon continued to lead the Colby offense in assists, with 32 against Barton. Bacon has been named KJCCC Setter of the Week on multiple occasions, averaging 9.58 assists per set in conference play.
Pacing the defense with 17 digs in the match was Sophomore Libero Elaine Thibadeau. Thibadeau’s current digs per set average in conference play is just a touch over five, so yet again the defensive specialist played right on par. She also added the only three aces on the stat sheet for the Trojans in the match.
Following the win, Colby is now 4-0 inside the Colby Community Building, outscoring opponents 12 sets to one in those matches. Head Coach Carey Jones spoke highly of the community’s support of the program, saying they create a tough environment for teams to come in to. Fans’ next chance to see the Trojans inside the community building will be on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., when Colby hosts Garden City Community College.
But first, the Trojans will head to Liberal on Wednesday to take on the #4 team in the NJCAA, Seward County Community College, in a battle of the two remaining unbeaten teams in the KJCCC West division. Seward enters with a record of 12-2 overall and 6-0 in conference, while Colby is now 13-1 and 6-0 in conference as well.
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Head Coach Carey Jones
Final 1 2 3
Barton 21 | 21 | 23
Colby 25 | 25 | 25
12 RAMOS, Karleeann – 14 kills (.385%), 10 digs
7 CHOULOUX, Claire – 9 kills (.172%), 8 digs
4 BACON, Kyndal – 32 assists, 7 kills (.538%), 10 digs
8 THIBADEAU, Elaine – 17 digs, 3 service aces
featured image courtesy of Colby Community College
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