Volleyballers thump Kellogg at home
LCC volleyball player Katelyn Whiteman dives for a loose ball as teammate Emily Homrock looks on. LCC Coach Emily Quintero is behind Homrock on the sidelines. The action took place Sept. 22 at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse, located about a mile east of LCC's main campus. LCC defeated Kellogg Community College in three straight games. Photo by Julie Newell
By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief
The LCC Stars volleyball team dominated Kellogg Community College at its temporary home court at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse in Lansing on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The Stars won the match in three straight games, by scores of 25-17, 25-15 and 25-16.
“We came out, they performed and took care of business,” LCC Head Coach Emily Quintero said. “That’s what we were hoping they would do.”
This win put the Stars’ overall record at 8-9, and at 3-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference.
“We’re starting to find a rhythm,” Quintero said. “We did take a loss on Tuesday, but we came back and redeemed ourself and had a really solid weekend.”
Sophomore Audrey Bunnell commented on the game.
“We did pretty good,” Bunnell said. “We were executing a lot on their weaknesses.”
Bunnell led the stars with 12 kills. Freshman Alex Winder delivered 37 assists. Sophomore Katelyn Whiteman had 15 digs for LCC.
“Our middle, Danika (Fyan), she’s really started to find a rhythm as well as our libero, Katelyn Whiteman,” Quintero said. “Those are two that have been like a bread and butter, and our setter (Alex Winder) is really starting to find her rhythm as well.”
LCC freshman Ellie Robinson reflected on the development of the team.
“We’ve progressed a lot from the beginning of the season,” Robinson said. “I’m just really proud of these girls and the team that we have become at this moment.”
The Stars are scheduled to play on Thursday, Sept. 29, at Southwestern Michigan in Dowagiac.
“They can continue to grow and I expect more, so we’re going to continue to push the bar,” Quintero said.