Volleyball wins 2, loses 2 at weekend tournament

KCC's 2014 women's volleyball team.

The Kellogg Community College women’s volleyball team came home with a pair wins and a pair of losses after play as part of the Owens Invitational in Toledo this weekend. 

The results bring the Bruins’ record to 2-3 overall. The team’s first conference match — which will also be the team’s first home match — will start at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 4, against conference opponent Lake Michigan College at the Miller Gym. The match will offer free admission as well as free Bruins stickers for kids.

Click here for results of the Bruins’ win over McHenry County College during tournament play on Friday. Results from following tournament matches are below.

Vs. Lakeland Community College, Friday, Aug. 29

Set 1: 25-23 KCC; Set 2: 21-25 LCC; Set 3: 14-25 LCC; Set 4: 19-25 LCC

Over the course of the match for the Bruins, sophomore Tristen Ehredt (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) had 10 kills, one ace, four digs and one assisted block; freshman Grace Crawford (Marshall/Marshall High School) had nine kills, one ace, nine digs and one assisted block; freshman Kenya House (Riverdale/St. Louis High School) had one kill, two aces, four assists and two digs; sophomore Victoria Rybinski (Brutus/Pellston High School) had 22 assists and five digs; and sophomore Rebecca Browning (Rockwood/Oscar A. Carlson High School) had 11 kills, one ace and one assisted block.

“We are continuing to work through our adversities,” said Amy Julien, KCC’s head coach. “We may not have won, but we are working toward the end goal one match at a time. It’s great to see the improvement even though we didn’t come out with the win.”

Vs. Iowa Central Community College, Saturday, Aug. 30

Set 1: 17-25 ICCC; Set 2: 21-25 ICCC; Set 3: 16-25 ICCC

Rybinski had 16 assists, two assisted blocks and five digs; Ehredt had 10 kills, one assisted block and three digs; Crawford had five kills, one ace, one assisted block and four digs; sophomore Carmen O’Dell (Marshall/Mashall High School) had four aces and seven digs; and freshman Hannah Day (Pennfield/Pennfield High School) had one solo block and two assisted blocks.

Julien said the Bruins were up at some point in all three sets. “It was the small little mental breakdowns that let the win slip through our fingers,” she said.

Vs. Genesee Community College, Saturday, Aug. 30

Set 1: 25-11 KCC; Set 2: 25-16 KCC; Set 3: 25-23 KCC

Rybinski had two kills, 22 assists and five digs; Browning had seven kills, two solo blocks and two assisted blocks; Ehredt had six kills, eight digs and one assisted block; Crawford had 16 kills, 10 digs and two assisted blocks; O’Dell had five aces and 11 digs; and House had two aces and five digs.

“Just excited to see that all the work we are doing in practices is paying off,” sophomore Browning said. “Small steps lead to big success!”

For more information about the volleyball program at KCC, contact head volleyball coach Amy Julien at 269-965-3931 ext. 2535 or volleyballcoach@kellogg.edu or visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/volleyball.