COLUMBUS – It was a dominant performance for the Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders on Thursday night, as they defeated fellow top-ten member Scotus 3-0.
The Crusaders had not played a match since a triangular on September 6, but didn’t show any signs of rust, taking the first set 25-15, the second 25-20, and closing things out with a 25-18 win in set three. Leading the way for the Crusaders was senior Megan Woods, who totaled 24 kills on the night.
Contributions for the Crusaders were also made by sisters Avery and Allison Kalvoda, as well as Kate Mcfarland, but it was the performance by Woods that propelled the Crusaders to their fourth straight victory.
It was the second straight loss for the Shamrocks following a 7-match winning streak, and Scotus was never quite able to matchup with the power hitting from Woods. The Shamrocks have now lost their last six sets in a row, including a 3-2 loss earlier in the week to Aquinas.
GICC improved to 7-2 on the year with the win, while Scotus fell to 9-4 in defeat. The Crusaders will next compete this Saturday in a tournament at Ord High School, where they are scheduled to play Lutheran High Northeast, O’Neill, and the host Chanticleers. The Shamrocks will now have a week off before playing another home match against Lincoln Christian on September 20.