Kellogg Community College’s women’s volleyball team participated in the Jayhawk Invitational with Muskegon Community College and Oakland Community College on Sunday, Oct. 17, in Norton Shores.
The first match was against Muskegon. The Jayhawks put up a good fight, giving the Bruins a loss in three sets.
Scores per set for match one were as follows:
- Set 1: Muskegon 25, KCC 16
- Set 2: Muskegon 25, KCC 18
- Set 3: Muskegon 25, KCC 19
For the first match, leading the Bruins on the court were sophomore Grace Hall (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School), who had 11 kills, three digs, one solo block and three aces; freshman Abby Herman (Coldwater/Coldwater High School), who had eight kills, and 10 digs; and Audrey Schultz (Lansing/Lansing Catholic Central High School), who had 18 assists and eight digs.
Head KCC Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen said the game was played well considering they lost their setter in the first match.
“Unfortunately after the first game, we had to make some lineup changes due some health issues. What I was impressed with is how much we have grown over the last couple of weeks,” VanWienen said. “They rolled with the changes and I thought played well, with everyone contributing.”
Scores per set for match two, against Oakland Community College, were as follows:
- Set 1: OCC 25, KCC 13
- Set 2: KCC 25, OCC 18
- Set 3: OCC 25, KCC 19
- Set 4: OCC 25, KCC 21
The second match was lead by Hall, who had 11 kills, 15 digs, one solo block and three aces; Herman, who had 15 kills, nine digs and one block assist; freshman Hope Warren (Buckley/Buckley High School), who had 13 digs; and Hanna Davis (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School), who had 11 digs and four aces.
VanWienen said that after a slow first set, the Bruins battled their next three games.
“We were once again running some new lineups with a couple of players out and actually found a few things that really started to work for us that we can build off of,” VanWienen said. “I thought the ladies played some really good defense against a very aggressive team. Howard had a really good match for us and Davis filling in at libero did a good job. Warren played some of her best defense against OCC today.”
“After playing OCC, we have realized that we have a few more options to look at for the next upcoming conference matches that we may not have seen without playing a few extra non-conference matches,” VanWienen said.
Tuesday’s results give the Bruins a 2-7 record in the conference and a 3-16 record overall.
The Bruins play next at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at home against Grand Rapids Community College in the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek. The team next plays away starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, against Glen Oaks Community College.
Admission to all KCC home games is free.