#3 Columbus State Tops Volleyball at Region XII Tournament
October 26, 2019 – – LCCC’s road to return to the NJCAA Division III National Volleyball Tournament was never going to be easy in a region that includes two of the nation’s top-ranked teams and fellow OCCAC members, Owens CC and Columbus State CC.
After two 3-1 losses during the regular season to third-ranked Columbus State, LCCC was hoping three was the charm in the Region XII Tournament but it was not to be. Lorain played closer than the scores appear but lost in straight sets 16-25, 26-28, and 14-25 to wrap up their season and championship dreams.
Lorain averaged 15 digs per set but had just a 0.044 attack percentage for the match. Maddie Markovich (Sheffield Village/Christian Community School), Myah McDonald (Avon), and Brooklyn Hudson (New London) each had double-digit digs and were responsible for 33 of the team’s 46 digs.
The Commodores finish their season at 16-13 overall and 7-9 record in the competitive OCCAC, a conference that includes Division II and Division III colleges.
Owens Community College, the nation’s top-ranked team, notched a four-set win over Columbus State to take home the Regional Championship Trophy. Both teams will advance to the NJCAA District G Championships.
Contact: Shelly Miller/SID