KCC volleyball wins first home match in three sets

The Kellogg Community College women’s volleyball team won their first home match of the season Thursday, besting conference opponent Lake Michigan College in three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-18.

“The came out a little flat,” said Amy Julien, the Bruins’ head coach, “but as soon as they lost their jitters they found their game and worked till the end.”

Sophomore Cortney Pipher, of Battle Creek, had three kills, 37 assists, three aces and one block for the night, while freshman Tristen Ehredt, of Battle Creek, had 10 kills, three aces and five digs; sophomore Jessica Woods, of Marshall, had 12 kills, two aces and two blocks; sophomore Tara VanDenberg, of Battle Creek, had one ace and 13 digs; freshman Carmen O’Dell, of Marshall, had one ace and 11 digs; and freshman Rebecca Browning, of Rockwood, had eight kills.

The win brought the women’s conference record to 1-0; their overall record — after a handful of losses this past weekend during a non-conference tournament — is 3-6.

The Bruins play next against Kalamazoo Valley Community College beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in Kalamazoo.

For more information about women’s volleyball at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/volleyball/index.html or contact Coach Julien at 269-965-3931 ext. 2535 or volleyballcoach@kellogg.edu.