Kellogg Community College’s women’s volleyball team returned to campus Tuesday after a tough opening week that saw them play five matches over just three days. The schedule may have taken its toll, as the Bruins fell in three sets to Jackson College in the Miller Gym with scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-23.
Freshman Grace Hall (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) had 8 kills for the Bruins; freshman Gabby Costello (Olivet/Bellevue High School) had 22 digs and 2 aces.
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen said it was a hard match to watch after seeing the team play at such a high level for the last few matches.
“We just didn’t have it together tonight and Jackson played well,” VanWienen said. “We had our chances in each match and learned a tough lesson about consistency and how there are a lot of moving parts to this game that need to be put together as a team on our side of the net to be successful. We will get back in the gym, put this behind us and get back to work.”
The Bruins play next starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, against conference opponent Muskegon Community College in Muskegon. The team’s next home match starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, against conference opponent Glen Oaks Community College in the Miller Gym. Admission to all KCC home games is free.
To sign up to receive emails with volleyball results following each women’s volleyball match, visit www.kellogg.edu/volleyball and fill out the “Get KCC Athletics Results by Email” form on the left side (desktop) or bottom (mobile) of the page. You can also follow the women’s volleyball team via the KCC Bruins Volleyball Facebook group.
For more information about KCC’s women’s volleyball team, including a full team roster, schedule and links to official team and player photos available for download by fans and the press, visit www.kellogg.edu/volleyball.
Coach VanWienen can be reached at 269-965-3931 ext. 2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.