MANHATTAN — Central Christian College’s volleyball team got back on the winning track on Tuesday when it stepped out of conference to outlast Manhattan Christian in a five-set thriller.
After the Thunder was a 25-23 winner in set 1, the Tigers came back for 25-15, 25-21 wins. Manhattan Christian wouldn’t go away as it knotted the match with a pulsating 27-25 victory, but Central took the final set 15-10 and headed home on a positive note.
Morgan Cook led the Tigers in kills with 15, while Kasi Kraus and Rebekah Glessner recorded 14 apiece. Hannah Fredrickson furnished 49 assists and Desiree Padilla was tops in digs with 24, while Kacie Platt and Glessner had 21 and 20, respectively.
“The girls fought hard tonight, coming back from multiple deficits the entire match with some going our way and others not,” Central coach Jeremy Manning said. “In crucial situations and with game point on the line the girls continued to battle at the net and on defense. Offensively, we were able to find open spots on the floor often. Defensively, we made some key blocks and kept the ball off the floor by digging almost everything that came our way. We are looking to take this momentum into this weekend's Sooner Conference matches."
The Tigers are now 5-12 on the season. They play Friday at Wayland Baptist in a Sooner Athletic Conference match.