October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017 – The Lorain County Community College volleyball team had a different look when it took the floor for the first set tonight during a 3-0 loss to Edison State CC, 6-25, 10-25, 21-25. It was “Sophomore Night” for LCCC volleyball. Before the game, the four second-year Lady Commodores were honored in front of a nice crowd of appreciative parents and fans.
“It was Sophomore Night and we let the girls play the positions they wanted to play in the first set,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel said. “It can’t always be serious; it also has to be fun to play.” LCCC lost the first set, 6-25, as Edison State ran off 11 straight points to start with a 12-2 lead.
The second set score was 9-12 before the Lady Chargers reeled off 13 of the last 14 points.
“We didn’t match up well with their size up front,” Whitsel pointed out. “We never could stop their middle hitters,” he added.
The third set was very competitive, with sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren (Lorain Clearview) picking up four kills and a block for another kill. Warren finished the match with eight kills and three blocks.
“Kelli had a very good third set,” Whitsel commented. “We played harder and hit more aggressively in that third set.”
Freshman hitter Gloria Souter (Huron/Huron) added four kills and two blocks. Freshman setter Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) was credited with 11 assists. The defense was paced again by sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner (North Olmstead/North Olmstead) with 15 digs while freshman Tanea McCord (North Olmstead/North Olmstead) added seven more.
LCCC ends the regular season with a 12-18 record. The squad travels to Columbus State CC this Friday, October 27, to play CSCC for the NJCAA Region 12 title.