Volleyball Team 2017

Coach Ted Whitsel
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email:  twhitsel@lorainccc.edu

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LCCC Volleyball Drops Tightly-Contested Match to Tri-C, 3-2

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by Ken Hoffman, LCCC Sports Information

October 11, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team lost a heart-breaker at home to Cuyahoga Community College, 25-14, 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 10-15.

The match was just about as close as it could be with the lead changing hands many times. The Commodores started quickly, winning the first set, 25-14, behind 9 kill shots by sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren (Lorain Clearview).  LCCC opened a 7-1 lead and never was challenged.

“Kelli was outstanding tonight,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel commented.  “She had nine kills in the first set and 21 in the match.”

Tri-C took its first lead of the match in set 2 at 6-5 and opened a 20-12 advantage before winning, 25-19. The Challengers also captured the third set, 25-22, but the Commodores showed their resolve coming back from a 16-8 deficit to take a 21-19 lead before Tri-C closed it out with a final 6-1 run.

LCCC won a very exciting set #4, 25-22, in a set that was tied six times after taking an early 5-1 lead.

The tie-breaker fifth set went to the Challengers who scored five of the first six points on the way to a 15-10 victory.

Freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion (Amherst/Marion Steele) complemented the Commodores’ attack with 12 kills.  Sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner (North Olmstead) led the defensive effort with 26 digs, many of the acrobatic variety.  Sophomore setter Peyton Kellick (Lorain/Elyria Catholic) and freshman setter Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) were credited with 23 and 21 assists, respectively.

“We had too many unforced errors,” Whitsel noted.  “But we showed a lot of determination to come back from a big deficit in the third set.”

LCCC is 11-13 overall and 3-7 in OCCAC action.  Tri-C improves to 10-13 overall and 4-5 in the conference.  The Challengers have won seven of their last nine matches.

LCCC will go on the road this weekend for matches at Sinclair CC and Edison CC on Friday night and Saturday morning, respectively.

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LCCC Volleyball Overcomes Slow Start to Defeat Clark State CC, 3-2

Kelli Warren Jumping to hit the volleyball

by Ken Hoffman, LCCC Sports Information

Oct. 6, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team trailed 2-1 after three sets but turned it on for a five-set victory over Clark State CC — 23-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-17, 15-10 — on Friday evening in Springfield, OH.

Trailing two-sets-to-one, the Lady Commodores stepped up their performance to win the 4th set 25-17 before closing out the match with a 15-10 win in the 5th and deciding set.

“After a slow start, we had a better hitting percentage after the third set,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel pointed out.  “We took care of the ball, and our serve receive was spot on,” Whitsel commented.

The offense was again led by sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren (Lorain Clearview) with 26 kills.  Freshman setter Angela Dunn (Fairview Park Fairview) contributed 33 assists.  Freshman outside hitter Tanea McCord (North Olmstead) was the top server with six aces.

Defensively, sophomore defensive specialist (DS) McKenzie Zauner (North Olmstead) was credited with 35 digs.  

“McKenzie, Tanea, Shannon (Minney; Amherst/Marion Steele) and Peyton (Kellick; Elyria Catholic) all contributed to our serve receive,” Whitsel noted.

LCCC swept the two-match season series from Clark State, including the 3-1 victory at home on Sept. 22. The Lady Commodores improve to 11-12 overall, 3-6 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC).  

LCCC will play a home match against Cuyahoga CC on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.

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Lady Commodores Volleyball Loses at Top-Ranked Owens CC


By Ken Hoffman, LCCC Sports Information Director

Oct. 4, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team lost Wednesday evening to Owens Community College (Toledo, OH), the #1-ranked National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) volleyball team in the country in DII.   

Even though the Lady Commodores lost in straight sets, 8-25, 6-25, 9-25, it marked the 9th consecutive conference (Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) match that Owens has won 3-0.  In fact, in Owens’ 23 matches (23-0, 9-0 in OCCAC), the Express have won 20 matches without losing a set.  Owens has only lost four sets all season out of 41 sets played to reach its 23-0 mark.  

The Express leads the OCCAC by three games in the loss column with a 9-0 record to date.

LCCC is now 10-12 overall and 2-6 in OCCAC play.  

The Lady Commodores will travel to Clark State on Friday for a 6 p.m. match.  LCCC won a home match the first time the two schools played this season on Sept. 22, 3-1 (25-19, 25-16, 23-25, 25-18).

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Lady Commodores Split Four Matches at Grand Rapids Tournament

McKenzie Zauner

by Ken Hoffman LCCC Sports Information Director

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team won two and lost two matches over the weekend at the annual Grand Rapids (MI) Tournament.

The Lady Commodores defeated Alpena (MI) in straight sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-19 to open tournament play on Saturday, Sept. 30.   Sophomore DS (defensive specialist) McKenzie Zauner served up 9 aces and added 15 digs in the match.  Freshman Tanea McCord added 9 more digs.  Freshman S (setter) Angela Dunn and sophomore S Peyton Kellick topped the team in assists with 15 and 10, respectively.  Sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren had a game-high 9 kills.

LCCC then played Waubonsee, the #16-ranked team in Division II with a 15-5 record. The Lady Commodores captured the 3rd set in a 3-1 loss, 21-25, 13-25, 25-20, 12-25.  Warren amassed 21 kills in the match while hitting 41%.  Freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion added 8 kills. Dunn and Kellick totaled 24 and 12 assists, respectively.  Zauner was credited with 23 digs and McCord dug up 10 more.

On Sunday, Oct. 1, LCCC turned in an outstanding performance in a five-set loss to St. Clair County (MI) Community College, 23-25, 25-22, 13-25, 25-16, 10-15. Warren again paced the attack with 15 kills.  Carrion pounded 11 kills at a whopping 47.8% rate and participated in 6 blocks. Dunn (21) and Kellick (18) combined for 39 assists. Dunn added 13 digs to complement Zauner’s team-high 24 digs.

LCCC won its final match of the weekend in straight sets over Kalamazoo Valley, 25-16, 27-25, 25-22. Warren’s 7 kills led the team with freshman hitter Gloria Souter adding 6 kills and sophomore middle hitter Mary Williams contributing 4 more.  Zauner dug up 12 hits.  Kellick and freshman Shannon Minney each added 7 digs.

The defense, passing and hitting were all pointed out by Coach Ted Whitsel. “It was a very enthusiastic and hard-fought weekend,” Whitsel stated. “We were 2-and-2 in the tournament, took a set from a ranked team in D-II and passed the ball very well,” Whitsel said.

 “McKenzie, Tanea and Shannon really passed the ball well,” Whitsel noted.  “They complemented one another.  McKenzie also had 13 service aces and no errors.

“Alana blocked well, hit well and had another outstanding effort,” Whitsel added.

The next volleyball action is this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Owens CC, the top-ranked team in D-II and leader of the OCCAC.

Box Score vs. Alpena
Box Score vs. Waubonsee
Box Score vs. St. Clair CCC
Box Score vs. Kalamazoo Valley

Lady Commodores Victorious Over Clark State

2017 Volleyball Team

By Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director

The Lorain County Community College women’s volleyball team won for the sixth time in its last eight matches by defeating Clark State this evening, 25-19, 25-16, 23-25, 25-18 in an OCCAC match in Lorain, Ohio. 

The Commodores won the first two sets before Clark State came back to win the third set.  But LCCC dominated set #4 to take the match, 3-1. 

“I didn’t like the way we played tonight,” Coach Ted Whitsel stated.  “We played with a lack of intensity.  We need to play with high energy every time out, like we played against Columbus State.” 

“The first and second sets had high energy but we were flat in the third set,” Whitsel noted. 

Freshman Alana Carrion was tabbed as the No. 1 “Star of the Game.”  She added five kills and seven blocks to an all-around outstanding game. Freshman Gloria Souter was the No. 2 Star, contributing five ace serves and 8 kills in just 10 attempts. Sophomore McKenzie Zauner was credited with 37 digs and earned the 3rd Star of the match.  Freshman Angela Dunn was also singled out by Coach Whitsel for her all around play. 

Sophomore Kelli Warren added 11 kills and Freshman Tanea McCord served four aces. 

LCCC improves to 8-8 overall and 2-4 in the OCCAC.  Clark State falls to 4-7 and 1-4. 

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LCCC Volleyball Falls to Sinclair

Alana Carrion

By Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director

The Lorain County Community College Women’s Volleyball Team lost a hard-fought match to Sinclair CC in four sets, 14-25, 17-25, 25-21, 22-25 on the LCCC campus this afternoon.

“We played with more intensity and hustle after the middle of game two,” Coach Ted Whitsel declared.  “We dug up a lot of balls today. Our defense was very solid and I was pleased with our back row execution,” Whitsel added.

“Sinclair had SO many blocks,” Whitsel emphasized.  “I don’t remember that many blocks in one match. And they have a strong offense.”  “#7 (Sarah Bettinger) and #16 (Shayna Bierlein) had really good games,” he added.

Sinclair won the first set 25-14, after starting with 7-2 and 13-8 leads. The lead opened to 17-10 and eventually 23-13 before the final 11-point victory.

Midway through the second set with LCCC trailing, 8-9 and then 8-12, Coach Whitsel called time-out.  From that point on, the team played with much more intensity, especially in the last two sets.

After dropping set two, 17-25, the Lady Commodores opened set three with a 7-2 lead on the way to a 25-21 win.  The set was tied at 10 before LCCC tied its biggest lead at 17-12.  Sinclair came to within one at 20-19 and 22-21 before the victors tallied the final three points of the set.

Set four went to the Lady Tartans, 22-25, in an extremely competitive and intense set.  Most of the set was as close as 2,3 or 4 points and stood at 22-24 before Sinclair earned the final point of the match.

Coach Whitsel gave the #1 Star of the Game to freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion for the second straight match.  Alana contributed 9 kills and a solid all-around performance.  Sophomore libero/defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner was Star #2, with 27 digs as part of a strong back row performance.  She also added two serving aces.  Star #3, sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren, led the offense with 13 kill shots.

“I thought Kelli was our main “sideout” offensively, especially in the 3rd and 4th sets,” Whitsel offered.

Freshman Shannon Minney was credited with 14 digs and sophomore middle hitter Mary Williams contributed 7 kill shots.

Sinclair has now won 10 of its last 11 matches and sports an overall record of 12-8; 6-3 in the OCCAC.

LCCC is still 6-3 in its last 9 matches.  The Lady Commodores stand at 8-9 overall and 2-5 in the OCCAC.  Their next action is next weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at the Grand Rapids (MI) Tournament.

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Commodore’s Season Ends Early; Fall to Columbus State in 4 – 10/28/16

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Columbus, Ohio – For the first time in 3 years, the Lady Commodores of LCCC volleyball won’t make a run at a national title. LCCC fell in 4 sets to Columbus State 16-25, 15-25, 25-16, 16-25 in the NJCAA Region 12 Championship. The Lady Commodores end their season with a 16-15 overall record and 5-9 in the OCAAC.

Nothing came easy for LCCC as they started off on the wrong foot going down big early to the Lady Cougars. In the first two sets, the Lady Commodores were -10 in kills and racked up 17 errors compared to Columbus State’s 5.

After losing the first two sets 16-25 and 15-25, LCCC was able to pick things up playing a little better in the third; they were led by Ali Stanziano who had 13 kills, 7 digs and 2 solo blocks. The Commodores played much better at the net in the third set having 10 team kills. Maryssa Kellick (8 kills, 4 blocks on the night), led the charge for her team as the Lady Commodores frustrated Columbus State and pulled out the 25-16 win. Besides Kellick and Stanziano, Shannon Reaser chipped in with 31 assist and 11 digs along with McKenzie Zauner’s team high 14 digs.

Unfortunately for the Lady Commodores the errors continued as they committed 9 team errors while Columbus had zero. With the errors piling up and the team unable to find their groove, LCCC fell 25-16.
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