KCC volleyball defeats KVCC in three sets at home

Women's volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point during a match at the Miller Gym.

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The Kellogg Community College women’s volleyball team remains undefeated at home after defeating rival conference opponent Kalamazoo Valley Community College in three sets Thursday at the Miller Gym.

The Bruins set the stage for an exciting match in set one, edging out the Cougars with a 27-25 victory before pulling away in the following sets, which finished with scores of 25-18 and 25-20, respectively, with KCC on top.

“It was nice to win at home,” KCC’s head coach, Amy Julien, said. “It’s even better to win at home versus your rival school. It was a great win for the Lady Bruins.”

Offensively for the Bruins, sophomore Rebecca Browning (Rockwood/Oscar A. Carlson High School) had four kills; freshman Grace Crawford (Marshall/Marshall High School) had 13 kills and one ace; sophomore Tristen Ehredt (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) had 16 kills and one ace; sophomore Victoria Rybinski (Brutus/Pellston High School) had two kills, two aces and 29 assists; sophomore Carmen O’Dell (Marshall/Mashall High School) had one ace; and freshman Alexandria Owen (Hastings/Hastings High School) had two kills.

Defensively for the Bruins, Ehredt had two digs, Crawford had five digs and one solo block, Rybinski had five digs, and O’Dell had 11 digs.

The win brings the Bruins’ conference record to a winning 2-1 and the team’s overall record to an even 4-4 for the season so far. Their next match starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, against conference opponent Muskegon Community College in Muskegon. The team’s next home match starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, against conference opponent Jackson College at the Miller Gym. Admission to all home games is free.

All attendees at the Sept. 18 home match will receive a free Bruins sucker.

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.