Women’s volleyball team falls to Glen Oaks in five sets at home

The women's volleyball team celebrates on the sideline after scoring a point.

Kellogg Community College’s women’s volleyball team continues looking for its second conference win after a tight loss to Glen Oaks Community College Tuesday that lasted a full five sets at home.

Glen Oaks opened with a decisive win in set one, followed by two KCC victories in sets two and three. A close set four forced the deciding fifth set to end the match in the Vikings’ favor.

Scores per set were as follows:

  • Set 1: Glen Oaks 25, KCC 16
  • Set 2: KCC 25, Glen Oaks 17
  • Set 3: KCC 25, Glen Oaks 23
  • Set 4: Glen Oaks 25, KCC 21
  • Set 5: Glen Oaks 15, KCC 9

Leading the Bruins on the court were freshman Jenna Connors (Charlotte/Charlotte High School), who had 35 assists, two aces, five block assists and one solo block; sophomore Grace Hall (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School), who had 16 kills, two solo blocks, two digs and two aces; and freshman Abby Herman (Coldwater/Coldwater High School), who had 11 kills, six block assists and one ace.

Head KCC Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen said it was a good night for the Bruins, who put together one of the team’s better matches against one of the better competitors in the league and who continue to grow as a team.

“As coaches we have seen some great strides being made in the past weeks as we go through the top part of the teams in our league,” VanWienen said. “I thought Audrey Schultz (Lansing/Lansing Catholic Central High School) did a really good job tonight on defense for us. Jenna Connors continues to move the ball around and Grace and Abby continue to get us points on offense. Kelsie Kemerling (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) showed up tonight on serve receive passing at a 2.54, which is something she has really been working hard on.”

Tuesday’s results give the Bruins a 1-4 record in the conference and a 2-11 record overall.

Up Next

The Bruins play next at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 23, on the road against Muskegon Community College in Muskegon. The team plays next at home starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, against Lake Michigan College at the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.

Admission to all KCC home games is free.

For more information about women’s volleyball at KCC, visit kelloggbruins.com or contact Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen at volleyballcoach@kellogg.edu.