Volleyball: Johnson County ends PSC's season with sweep

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Catamounts were able to scratch their way a little closer each set, but Potomac State couldn’t catch up to Johnson County during a sweep Friday in the NJCAA Division II National Championship at the Charleston Sivic Center.

The Cavaliers claimed the first set 25-15, and the Catamounts were able to get a little closer in the second set during a 25-17 loss. Potomac State added another point in the third set, but still fell 25-18.

Shayla Hillian had 10 points for the Cats, with eight kills, three total blocks and a dig, while Fort Hill graduate Bailey Godlove led the team with 11 digs and 18 assists to go with 5 ½ points, four kills, an ace and a block. Makaleigh Roberts also had double-digit digs with 10, and Ericka Gordon, a former standout at Hampshire, threw together nine digs, four assists, three kills and a block for 4 ½ points. Brittney Hovic added 6 ½ points, six kills, and a block.

Meghan Tauke led the Cavaliers with 19.5 points, 17 kills and five blocks. Bree Schmidt added 18 kills, and Tori Kerr contributed nine points with nine kills and six blocks. Stevie Sherard had 31 assists.

Johnson County (Kansas) went on to sweep MCC-Longview (Missouri) and play Grand Rapids (Michigan) today in the ninth-place match.

The Cats entered the tournament seeded 15th out of 16 teams, drawing the second-ranked team in Division II, Owens (Ohio), in the opening round on Thursday. They fell to the Express in three sets before Owens went on to sweep Sauk Valley (Illinois) later Thursday. Owens faced Lincoln Land (Illinois) in the semifinals on Friday.

Potomac State finishes the season 22-8 with its first Region XX championship in volleyball.