Volleyball earns back-to-back wins
By Julie Newell
The LCC volleyball team left the fans on the edge of their seats during its match on Tuesday, Oct. 1 against Grand Rapids Community College in the Gannon Gym at LCC.
The Stars won in four games, 27-25, 25-22, 17-25 and 25-21.
Sophomore left-side hitter Mackenzie Winger commented on the team’s win.
“They (Grand Rapids) are number 10 in the nation, so that’s a big win for us,” Winger said.
LCC Head Coach Emily Quintero talked about the strengths the team showed during the match.
“I’m proud of my girls,” Quintero said. “First line of defense, blocking at that net, that was really prime for us, and trying to keep our serves in.”
In total, the Stars had 43 kills in the match, with sophomore middle hitter Maya Ferland delivering 14 of those kills. Sophomore setter Allison Couturier led the team with 37 assists.
There were 88 digs during the match for LCC, with freshman defensive specialist Harley Roe leading the way with 18.
“I think that game just changed the rest of our season,” freshman middle hitter Lana Thompson said. “It really pushed us over the edge to make us really come together the most we ever have. … that really sets off a good tone for the next games coming up.”
The tone was set and continued into another win for the Stars’ on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Benton Harbor against Lake Michigan College.
This win brought the Stars’ record to 18-6 for the season, and to 7-3 in the MCCAA’s Western Conference.
The Stars lost in the first game 25-27, but came back in the next three games, winning 25-19, 25-18 and 25-15.
There were a total of 48 kills in the match for LCC, with Ferland delivering 10. Couturier led the team with 41 out of the team’s 50 assists. There were 106 digs in the match for LCC, with Couturier leading the way with 26.