KCC volleyball falls in season opener vs. Ancilla in five sets at home

Kellogg Community College’s women’s volleyball team fell to conference opponent Ancilla College in five sets Thursday at home in Battle Creek.

It was the Bruins’ first match in the brand-new Miller Physical Education Building, which officially opened to the public earlier this month.

Ancilla took set one 25-21, set three 25-20 and set five 15-7; the Bruins took set two 25-18 and set four 25-19.

KCC was led on the court by freshman Maddie Jones, who had 44 assists, 2 aces and 7 digs; sophomore Kameron Haley, who had 11 kills, 22 digs and 2 aces; sophomore Kirby Frodge, who had 15 kills and 11 digs; and freshman Jackie Mason, who had 8 kills, 13 digs and 1 ace.

Head KCC Coach Tom VanWienen said it was a decent start to the season.

“We had our chances and just need to work on our consistency as a team,” VanWienen said. “We will need to get our offense up to speed over the next few weeks in order to compete.”

The loss brings the Bruins’ record for the season so far to 0-1. The team’s next match starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, against conference opponent Jackson College in Jackson. The Bruins’ next home match starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, against conference opponent Kalamazoo Valley Community College in the Miller Physical Education Building.

For more information about KCC’s women’s volleyball team, including a full season schedule, roster, results and photos of the team, visit www.kellogg.edu/volleyball