Volleyball Kicks off the 2019 Campaign with Two Wins
August 24, 2019 – – After finishing 5th last year in the NJCAA Division III National Tournament, the LCCC Women’s Volleyball team started off their season on the right track with victories over Mercyhurst North East and Schoolcraft College.
In their opening match against Mercyhurst, the Commodores came out on top 3-1 by scores of 25-16, 23-25, 25-20, and 25-21. Leading the way for LCCC was 2018 NJCAA All-American setter, Kara Sullinger (N. Ridgeville) who dished out 31 assists in the win. Newcomers Ashley Elliott (LaGrange/Keystone) and Katie Layport (Collins/New London) led the team in kills with eight and seven, respectively. Freshman Brooklyn Hudson (Fitchville/New London) led the team with 14 digs, while Myah McDonald (Avon) added 10.
The Commodores squared off against Schoolcraft College in the final match of the day winning in straight sets 27-17, 25, 17, and 25-20. Sullinger handed out 23 assists…spreading the wealth as several hitters contributed. Vanecia Billings (Lorain/Clearview) notched seven kills, while Maddie Markovich (Sheffield/Christian Community School) and Elliott added six each. Defensively, McDonald took top honors with 13 digs and Hudson had 12 in the victory.
LCCC Head Coach, Ted Whitsel, commented, “Mercyhurst pushed us in our match, but we were able to keep our hitting errors to a minimum. Overall it was a great start to the season to come away with two wins.”