Volleyball team still perfect at home
By Julie Newell
The LCC volleyball team defended its home court against Glen Oaks Community College in the Gannon Gym Tuesday, Oct. 22.
The Stars won in four games, with scores of 25-20, 17-25, 25-12 and 25-23.
LCC Head Coach Emily Quintero offered her thoughts on the team this season.
“I’m impressed with how they are working,” Quintero said. “They’re continuing to grow and learn, which is good.”
The win brought the Stars’ record to 22-6 overall, and to 11-3 in the MCCAA’s Western Conference. This win kept the Stars undefeated at home this season.
Freshman defensive specialist Jacquelyn Rollins commented on the match.
“I think we did a great job executing and just staying high tempo,” Rollins said.
Quintero talked about the strengths the team demonstrated in the match.
“Our first line of defense … so that’s our blocking … was very strong,” Quintero said.
In total, the Stars had 28 kills in the match, with sophomore middle hitter Maya Ferland delivering 12 of those kills.
Sophomore setter Allison Couturier led LCC with 35 out of the team’s 38 total assists in the match.
There were 88 total digs for LCC, with freshman defensive specialist Harley Roe leading the way with 27.
LCC sophomore left-side hitter Sophia Strieff said she was proud of her team’s efforts.
“I thought we pushed through all the way to the end instead of giving up, even when we were tired,” Strieff said.
The Stars played at Kalamazoo Valley Community College Thursday, Oct. 10 and won in three games with scores of 25-16, 26-25 and 25-16.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Jackson College, the Stars won by a score of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-22.
At Kellogg Community College Thursday, Oct. 17 the Stars won 25-19, 25-14 and 25-17.
“We have two more matches to go,” Quintero said after the Oct. 22 match. “Right now, I think this match put us tied for second … with Muskegon.”
The Stars were scheduled to play at Ancilla College Thursday, Oct. 24.
The next and final LCC home match of the season is Tuesday, Oct. 29 against Muskegon Community College in the Gannon Gym. Action starts at 6:30 p.m.