Volleyballers notch four straight wins
By Maddie Toles
The LCC volleyball team recently completed a four-match winning streak.
A Sept. 11 match at Jackson College continued this streak, ending with set scores of 25-17, 18-25, 25-18 and 25-15. This match put the Stars overall record at 10-4 and their MCCAA league record at 5-1.
LCC Head Coach Emily Quintero said this success is a result of the women being able to “keep their foot on the pedal.”
Freshman Maya Ferland played particularly strong in the match against Jackson College, ending the night with team highs of 18 kills and three blocks. Sophomore Mya Brooks stood out as well with 13 kills.
Quintero said Hannah Whiteman has been on her game as well, coming out strong in her serving.
Not only are individual players standing out, but the team is quickly starting to dominate its opponents. Quintero stressed this pattern needs to continue if the team wants to keep this winning fever.
“Continuing to work hard and not easing up will be crucial for these next few weeks of conference play,” Quintero said.
After being able to see more gameplay, Quintero said the women have the capability of executing and being strong offensively.
With two games and busy practices every week, physical health is a priority to the women. They have been working exclusively with their trainer to prevent injuries and keep their healthy state, Quintero said.
Along with solid wins and an overall healthy morale, team chemistry is strengthening. Freshmen recruits are getting in the swing of things as well, as they settle into the college environment.
“They’re figuring out their roles,” Quintero said about the freshmen. “They are seeing how they can best benefit the program and how they can make the team strong.”
The next home match will be against Muskegon Community College on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gannon Gym.