Phoenix, AZ: The No. 15 seed Genesee Communtiy College volleyball team lost its opener in the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Tournament to No. 2 Central Community College on Thursday afternoon, 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-13).
Nohema Garcia Torres finished with 13 assists and six digs, Ai Miyazaki tallied 10 digs and two service aces, Haley Case added six digs and a blocked shot and Stephanie Toledo led the Cougars with five kills.
Genesee hung tough after falling behind early in the first two sets but could not get to within striking distance of the second-seeded Raiders.
The Cougars held their only lead of the afternoon in the third set when they jumped out to a 3-2 lead. Central responded to take the lead and did not give it back the rest of the way.
Genesee will continue in the double-elimination tournament on Friday at 12pm ET against No. 7 Kansas City Kansas Community College. The highest GCC can now finish is 9th place.
To watch tomorrow's match live online: www.njcaatv.com