Cavs fall to Blue Devils in barnburner

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BY JAMES HOWEY – THE CAMPUS LEDGER

09/25/2014 11:15 | Update: 09/25/2014 11:17


jhowey@jccc.edu

The Cavaliers faced one of their toughest tests of the season Wednesday night, with a daunting Jayhawk Conference road contest. The Number four ranked Cavs traveled to their arch rival number five ranked Kansas City Kansas Community College Blue Devils. As expected, the two top five teams delivered a thriller that didn’t disappoint. In front of a ruckus crowd, both teams’ traded close sets until the Devils won a heart stopping final set 19-17 and won the match 3-2.

The loss was the first in conference for the Cavs and dropped them to 3-1 and 12-5 overall. The Devils moved to 4-0 in conference and 16-3 overall. Cavs head coach Jennifer Ei did see a resiliency in her team Wednesday night.

“One thing that they did was they continually fought even when they were down,” Ei said. “So I definitely will take that away from it.”

The Cavs still have some issues to fix though.

“The thing that we can work on is definitely not having our errors in critical times,” Ei said. “Those are the things that we talk about, we need to work on, and we will get better at.”

The road does not get easier for the Cavs. This weekend in the JCCC Challenge, the squad will face four teams, three of which are ranked, including the number one ranked team in Division I in Iowa Western.

“It’s going to be another tough weekend,” Ei said. “We knew when we scheduled this we were scheduling them extremely tough.”

Coach Ei does continue to see improvement in the mostly inexperienced Cavs roster.

“We’re young and we’re getting better.”

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