Kellogg Community College’s women’s volleyball team earned a long-awaited victory Thursday after a five-match drought, defeating Lake Michigan College in three straight sets in Benton Harbor.
The Bruins took the night with scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-16, respectively. Freshman Grace Hall (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) passed 100 kills for the year during the match.
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen said they’ll take the win, “but still need some work on our discipline in certain aspects of the game.”
“Not as clean as I would like to see it as a coach,” VanWienen siad. “Ladies showed some grit staying calm and kept working together to get the W.”
The Bruins’ win came on the heels of a hard-fought loss against Lansing Community College in four sets Tuesday in Lansing. The Stars took set one 25-29, set two 25-21 and set four 25-22; KCC took set three 25-21.
The latest match results bring the Bruins’ conference record for the season so far to 2-5; the team’s overall record is 5-6.
The Bruins continue a stretch of more than half a dozen away matches this evening with a match against conference rival Kalamazoo Valley Community College starting at 6:30 p.m. in Kalamazoo. The team won’t return home to play until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, when it takes on Muskegon Community College in the Miller Gym.
Admission to the match, as at 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.