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Laney Craig
Fred T. Foard grad Laney Craig was named All-Region and now, All-American.
photo courtesy of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Athletics

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Wins 13th Straight

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s volleyball team won their 13th match in row, defeating Patrick & Henry Community College 3-0 Tuesday night in Hudson.

Cobras (15-2 overall, 3-0 Region 10 Division 3), won in straight sets for the tenth time this season, taking set one 25-20 and winning sets two and three by a score of 25-17.

In set one, Caldwell jumped out to an early 6-1 leading, forcing Patrick & Henry to call timeout. Caldwell would lead 15-11 before the Patriots battled back to tie the set at 20. The Cobras would score the next five points of the set to win 25-20. Caldwell never trailed in the first set.

In set two, after falling behind 1-0, Caldwell dominated the rest of the set. The Cobras built a 21-11 lead over Patrick & Henry and closed out the set with a 25-17 victory.

Early in the third set, Patrick & Henry took control, leading 12-7 and forcing the Cobras to burn both their time outs. Caldwell would rally to tie the set at 15. The Cobras rode the momentum, going on to close out the set 25-17.

Laney Craig had 10 kills to lead Caldwell. Catherine Pate tallied seven kills and Leah Pimentel added six. Josie Chappell had 14 assists and two kills. Emma Grace Hiatt also had double digit assists, collecting 12 to go along with her two kills.

Defensively, Emily Ramirez had 22 digs, while Chappell had 11 digs. At the net, Pimentel had six block assists.

Caldwell remained undefeated at home, winning their eighth match in Hudson. Tuesday’s match was CCC&TI Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night. As part of the celebration, each team member invited a faculty/staff member to the game and presented them with a t-shirt. The faculty & staff were also invited to a pregame social prior to the match.

On Monday, the National Junior College Athletic Association released the volleyball division three rankings for the week of September 18. Caldwell moved up seven spots, from number 13 to number six.