The Cougars forced a third game, but White City still knocked Centre out of the first round of the regional tournament held Oct. 16 at Goessel.
The Cougars got 9 kills from Leann Pankratz and 7 from Kylie Burhoop, along with 5 aces from Carlye Simons on the day.
Centre finished 13-15 on the season.
The Goessel volleyball team advanced through regional play, but ended their season on Saturday afternoon with a first-round loss to Southern Coffey County (22-25, 22-25). The loss brought the Bluebirds final season record to 18-20.
Goessel warded off Burrton (25-20, 21-25, 25-12) in the first match of the regional it hosted Tuesday, then edged Hope (25-17, 25-23) to advance to the final.
Both teams were assured of advancing to sub-state competition, but Central Christian swept through the match 25-16, 25-12 to take the top spot.