Century volleyball defeated Mandan on the road 3-2 to maintain their hold on second place in the WDA.
Lauren Ware contributed 26 kills and four blocks on the night for the Patriots.
As to be expected from two teams near the top of the standings, the match was a closely contested one. Century edged out the hosts in the first two games, but Mandan rallied back to force a fifth game. And in the decisive game, Century earned a 15-13 win.
Century is now 7-1 in conference play, while Mandan drops to 7-3.
Elsewhere in the WDA, Bismarck and St. Mary’s also found themselves in a five-game match, with Bismarck earning the 3-2 win.