The Barton Community College volleyball team had its five-game winning streak snapped Thursday night at the Barton Gym as the Cougars fell 3-1 to an experienced Ottawa University JV squad. The Braves, who brought five juniors and a senior, took the first set 25-18 but the Cougars rebounded to even the match with a 25-19 win. Breaking a thirteen all tie, Ottawa built a three point lead then held off the Cougars for a 25-21 win then led for most of the decisive fourth to snap Barton’s win streak with the match clinching 25-18 victory. Barton slips to 5-4 on the season while Ottawa improves to 2-1. The Cougars will take the weekend off before resuming conference play on Monday as Barton travels to Pratt Community College for a 6:30 p.m. first serve.
Nathalia Gouveia recorded her third double-double of the freshman’s season leading the Cougars with eleven kills and fourteen digs. Fellow freshman Olivia Naccarato had another solid night at the net getting ten kills while combining for six blocks. Brooke Joslyn led with a .429 attack on seven kills while Emily Deterding finished with six to go along with twelve digs. Mallory McQueen put up twenty-five assists to lead the Cougars while collecting ten digs as did libero Lydia Konrade.