The Bruins battle five sets against Grand Rapids Community College

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

Kellogg Community College’s women’s volleyball team went a full five sets at home on Tuesday against Grand Rapids Community College, and it was a nail-biter down to the last set.

The Bruins opened the first set with a loss, but then returned to win the next two sets. In the fourth set, GRCC made a comeback and maintained their momentum to earn the win.

Scores per set were as follows:

  • Set 1: KCC 16, GRCC 25
  • Set 2: KCC 26, GRCC 24
  • Set 3: KCC 25, GRCC 21
  • Set 4: KCC 15, GRCC 25
  • Set 5: KCC 9, GRCC 15

Leading the Bruins on the court were sophomore Grace Hall (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School), who had 11 kills and 15 digs; freshman Abby Herman (Coldwater/Coldwater High School), who had 10 kills and 12 digs; freshman Audrey Schultz (Lansing/Lansing Catholic Central High School), who had 16 digs and two aces; and freshman Jenna Connors (Charlotte/Charlotte High School), who had 29 assists, 11 digs and 1 solo block.

Head KCC Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen said they took GRCC down to the wire, and it was the best match they have played so far.

“What a fun match to be a part of,” VanWienen said. “Was fun to have a full gym cheering on the ladies. Hall and Abby Herman held the offense together and we got some good play out of Ondrea Miller (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) tonight. Having Jaeyln Hampton (Napoleon/Napoleon High School) back from injury helps us move some pieces around to make us stronger out on the court.”

VanWienen also said, “Gotta acknowledge how well our back row played. The ladies have been really focused on being stingy in the back row and getting our setter Jenna Connors (Charlotte/Charlotte High School) more chances to run the offense, which we did tonight.”

Tuesday’s results give the Bruins a 2-8 record in the conference and a 3-17 record overall.

Up Next

The Bruins play next at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, on the road against Glen Oaks Community College. The team’s next home game starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, against Muskegon Community College in the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.

The Oct. 26 home match will be a “Halloween Rumble.” Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and get a free bag of popcorn. There will be lots of prizes and free T-shirts.

Admission to all KCC home games is free.

For more information about women’s volleyball at KCC, visit or contact Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen at