Published Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 12:01 am / Updated at 12:08 am
volleyball
Crusaders take fifth at Centennial Conference Tournament

COLUMBUS — The Grand Island Central Catholic volleyball team bounced back from a loss to win two matches to finish fifth at the Centennial Conference Tournament Saturday at Columbus Scotus.

The Crusaders dropped a 25-22, 25-14 loss to C-1, No. 2 Columbus Scotus. Sam Moravec led the way with six kills, while Emma Benton had five.

GICC bounced back to defeat David City Aquinas 24-26, 25-18, 25-12. Benton led the way with 14 points, while Moravec added seven kills. Elysse Gratopp had six kills, but added 16 points.

Then the Crusaders earned a 32-30, 25-18 victory over Concordia. The Mustangs posted a five-set victory over GICC earlier in the season and had a 21-13 lead in the first set. But the Crusaders used a 10-1 run, helped by Lucky Gratopp’s 6-0 run to give them a 23-22 lead.

GICC coach Sharon Zavala said the Crusaders (13-9) managed to win the long rallies after that.

“That helped get momentum on our side and our defense really picked up,” Zavala said.

Benton led the way with 12 kills, while Moravec had 11 kills and 14 digs.

Zavala said she was pleased with how the day went, despite falling to Scotus.

“Our passing broke down against Scotus, but it improved as the day went on,” Zavala said. “I was glad to see the kids bounce back after the loss to Scotus.”

GICC will play Heartland and David City Tuesday at the David City Triangular.

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