Spikers conclude season in districts
LCC volleyball player Danika Fyan goes high for a block during action at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse earlier this season. Photo by Julie Newell
By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief
The LCC volleyball team competed in the NJCAA Division II Great Lakes District B Championship last week, with two matches on Thursday, Nov. 3 and one on Friday, Nov. 4.
The Stars won 3-0 against Edison Community College in the first match with scores of 25-18, 28-26 and 25-15.
“Our first game against Edison was great,” LCC Head Coach Emily Quintero said. “We started and finished strong, completing the match in three sets.”
The Stars then lost the second match 3-1 against Mott Community College, losing by scores of 25-17 and 25-23, winning the third game 25-20, then losing the fourth 25-15.
“The second match against Mott was a little more tough, “Quintero said. “The girls were more winded because of playing the match directly before.”
The Stars then finished the championship on Friday, losing 3-0 against Oakland Community College.
“The final match we played on Friday was a struggle against Oakland,” Quintero said. “We couldn’t get past their blocks and had too many errors.”
In the win against Edison Community College, freshman Danika Fyan led the Stars with 12 kills. Sophomore Katelyn Whiteman delivered 43 assists. Freshman Macey Beyerlein had 16 digs for LCC.
Despite the loss against Mott Community College, freshman Ella Didion led LCC with 11 kills. Whiteman delivered 40 assists. Beyerlein had 23 digs for the Stars.
In the final match against Oakland Community College, freshman Alex Widner led the Stars with 10 kills. Whiteman delivered 28 assists and eight digs.
“Overall, I think our team made huge strides and got a lot of experience under our belts,” “Quintero said. “We are sad to see the sophomores leave us, as they have been instrumental in our growth. The freshman now have to step up to the plate and really gear up for next season.”
LCC ended the season with an overall record of 14-18. The Stars’ record in the MCCAA’s Western Conference was 8-4.