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Volleyballers win conference opener

Volleyball at Lansing Eastern

Members of the LCC volleyball team work on their game during practice at Eastern High School.  Photo by Julie Newell

Julie Newell

By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief

The LCC volleyball team defended its temporary home court at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse in Lansing on Tuesday, Sept. 13, winning in three games against Glen Oaks Community College.

“My girls showed up and played well,” LCC Head Coach Emily Quintero said. 

This put the Stars’ overall record at 3-7, and at 1-0 in the MCCAA Western Conference.

“My team played an amazing game,” LCC sophomore Olivia Sabec said. “I am so proud of the effort and determination we left out on the court.”

Sabec led the Stars with 12 kills. Freshman teammate Alex Widner delivered 26 assists in the match. Katelyn Whiteman had seven digs for LCC.

“I had a decent game last night just by staying focused on being consistent,” Sabec said. “Alex, my setter, and I really connected last night, which led me to have the most kills I’ve gotten in a game so far.”

Quintero commented on how the team has improved so far.

“We have now learned how to play as a team,” Quintero said. “We’ve gotten much stronger; we’ve improved as a team. So I think we’re on the road for some great matches coming up for our conference, which is exciting.”

Sabec shared her thoughts on the team going forward.

“We have a lot ahead of us, but I know this team has the will power and is going to put in the work to have an amazing season,” Sabec said.

The Stars are scheduled to play on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Ancilla College. The Stars are also scheduled to play in a tournament at Joliet Junior College on Sept. 16 and 17 in Illinois.

“It’s always challenging when you have to travel that far,” Quintero said. “But I have a lot of confidence that we’ll perform.”

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