The Kellogg Community College women’s volleyball team earned its first win of the season at the Owens Community College Invitational in Ohio this past weekend.
The weekend’s competition included four matches spanning Friday and Saturday leading up to the beginning of conference play for the Bruins this week.
Results from each match follow.
Match 1, Friday, Aug. 27: Lorain County Community College 3, KCC 1
- Set 1: KCC 25, Lorain 19
- Set 2: Lorain 25, KCC 22
- Set 3: Lorain 25, KCC 23
- Set 4: Lorain 25, KCC 23
Leading the Bruins on the court were freshman Maddie Edwards (Climax/Climax-Scotts Jr./Sr. High School), who had 10 kills, two block assists and two digs; freshman Jenna Connors (Charlotte/Charlotte High School), who had three kills, 34 assists and seven digs; and sophomore Grace Hall (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School), who had eight kills and two block assists.
KCC’s Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen said the team was playing much better.
“Ladies are showing some good progress and they are showing more confidence each time they step on the court,” VanWienen said. “Still too many errors in order to win the tight games, but I can see some good growth and it is just a matter of time. We showed some good growth in our offense, we just need to keep working out the kinks in a few rotations on defense.”
Match 2, Friday, Aug. 27: KCC 3, Erie Community College 1
- Set 1: KCC 25, Erie 22
- Set 2: KCC 25, Erie 19
- Set 3: Erie 25, KCC 23
- Set 4: KCC 25, Erie 15
Leading the Bruins on the court were Edwards, who had 10 kills, two block assists and two digs; freshman Hope Warren (Buckley/Buckley School), who had six kills and 12 digs; Hall, who had 10 kills and two block assists; and freshman Audrey Schultz (Lansing/Lansing Catholic Central High School), who had 12 digs and three aces.
“After a few small tweaks the Lady Bruins picked up a win,” VanWienen said. “Finished a few things we had not been doing in our previous matches and came away with a win. Ladies were excited and played a nice complete match together. Thought the offense played well and the defense picked up their game as well.”
Match 3, Saturday, Aug. 28: Owens Community College 3, KCC 1
- Set 1: Owens 25, KCC 15
- Set 2: Owens 25, KCC 16
- Set 3: KCC 25, Owens 19
- Set 4: Owens 25, KCC 7
“Always fun to play a really good team and to compete with them,” VanWienen said. “Playing top-level teams is going to help us next week when we start our conference play.”
Match 4, Saturday, Aug. 28: Waubonsee Community College, 3, KCC 0
- Set 1: Waubonsee 25, KCC 15
- Set 2: Waubonsee 25, KCC 9
- Set 3: Waubonsee 25, KCC 20
The Bruins begin conference play on the road today with a match against Ancilla College beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Indiana. The team’s first home match will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, against conference opponent Lansing Community College at the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.
Admission to all KCC home games is free.