Niagara County Community College took perennially contender Monroe Community College to four sets before falling in a Western New York Athletic Conference road tilt on Tuesday. The scores were 11-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-11 in favor of the Tribunes. NCCC, meanwhile, dropped to 2-11 overall and 0-4 in WNYAC matches.
The strong defensive play of sophomore Maddy Finn and freshman Jessica Cruz-Jackson helped the Thunderwolves keep MCC's top hitters in check during the opening set. Finn finished with a match-high 24 digs, while Cruz-Jackson had 19 digs. Freshman McKenna Collignon dished out 19 assists for NCCC, which struggled to match the Tribunes' size at the net dor the duration of the contest.
Next up for the T-Wolves in another trio of regional pod matches. Action begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Jamestown Community College. Opponents include: Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Corning Community College and SUNY Broome.