#2 Red Raven Volleyball Wins 3 of 4 at DMACC Tourney, Lose vs #1 Parkland: Maintain #2 Ranking

#2 Red Raven Volleyball Wins 3 of 4 at DMACC Tourney, Lose vs #1 Parkland: Maintain #2 Ranking

The Red Raven Volleyball team traveled to Des Moines Iowa to play in the DMACC Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday October 4th and 5th.

On Friday, the Red Ravens came out of the gates blazing beating both Iowa Central CC and Ellsworth CC by sound 3-0 margins. 

Coffeyville seemed primed heading into Saturday's 8:00 am matchup with the #1 NJCAA ranked Parkland CC.

However, the Red Ravens were not able to maintain their hot streak and fell victim to the #1 ranked Parkland, losing 3-0.  The three sets were close with the Red Ravens losing 25-19, 27-25, and 25-13.  The key moment in the match came in the second set with the Red Ravens holding a 23-19 lead over Parkland. Coffeyville was trying to close out the second set to tie the match, but Parkland reversed the momentum and mounted a quick come from behind attack to take the set 27-25 to extend out to a 2-0 lead.  That second set loss seemed to take the wind out of the sails for Coffeyville and they were not able to recover, dropping the third set 25-13.

Even with the tough loss, the Red Ravens were able to regroup and pull out a victory at their scheduled noon matchup against Waubonsee CC.  Coffeyville won the Waubonsee match by a 3-0 score.

Winning 3 out of 4 in the tournament puts the Red Raven's overall record at 27-2 and 4-0 in KJCCC play.

Even with the loss, Coffeyville was able to hold onto their #2 NJCAA ranking.  Parkland and Coffeyville remained #1 and #2.  The newest NJCAA poll (Oct 7th) can be found HERE.  Currently, 5 of the top 10 NJCAA div II ranked teams are from the KJCCC.

The Ravens will return to action with a road game scheduled on Tuesday, Oct 8th against cross border rivals NEO.  Game time in Miami OK  is set for 6:00 pm.  The next home matchup for the Ravens will be on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 pm against the Red Devils of Allen County.