A couple of Garden City Community College first-year head coach made their debuts on Thursday, but both coaches — volleyball coach Patrick Hiltz and women’s soccer coach Corey Bryant — suffered first-game disappointments.
The Broncbusters were swept in three sets on the road at McCook, Neb., 27-25, 25-15, 25-18.
“We passed pretty well, but our block wasn’t as good as we needed it to be,” Hiltz said, according to a college release. “We just made way too many hitting and service errors.”
The Busters trailed by double digits in the first set, and fought back all the way to 25-all, before McCook took the final two points en route to the the sweep.
Katie McHugh had the statistically best day, racking up 30 assists and 10 digs. Meosha Erving and Katarina Vojvodic had nine kills a piece.
The Busters allowed three first-half goals on the road at Otero, Colo., and were never able to recover, losing 3-0 to open the 2019 season.
“The effort was much better in the second half,” Bryant said according to a college release, “but the soccer still wasn’t great. The heat was a huge factor for the girls once we got to the second half.”
The Busters managed just five shots — one on goal — compared to Otero’s 16.