Spikers suffer tough loss after big win

Spikers suffer tough loss after big win


By Maddie Toles
Sports Editor

The LCC volleyball team broke its five-game winning streak with a loss to Glen Oaks Community College on Sept. 25.

Set scores of 27-25, 25-12 and 25-16 speak for themselves on the tough match. This loss left the Stars' overall record at 12-6 and the MCCAA league record at 7-2.

LCC Coach Emily Quintero admitted that Glen Oaks Community College had a strong game, and that "ate away" at the women.

"It was a loss for us, but we need to come back and we need to learn from it," she said.

With this mindset, Quintero wants to work on the simpler aspects of the game in practice.

"We're going to regroup, go back to basics, and work as a team," she said.

Despite the loss, Quintero said the women know they have great potential.

"There's a lot of skill and they are still growing, which is always good," she said. "Mid-season is tough, so we have to keep working hard."

The loss came after a big win over Grand Rapids Community College, a fifth-ranked team, on Sept. 20. Set scores for this match were 16-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22 and 16-14.

This match boasted impressive stats. Freshman Maya Ferland dominated the night with a team high of 21 kills, and freshman Sophia Strieff added 11 kills.

Quintero said another standout in the match was sophomore Hannah Whiteman, who was strong in serving.

Overall, physical health has remained strong despite the team's busy weeks and tough competition.

Team chemistry is holding strong. Sophomore Silvia Strieff said she believes no one is upset or blaming each other for the tough loss to Glen Oaks.

"We were all starters from our high school team and when you come here – you have to fight for playing time," she said. "Everyone is doing well with that, though."

The Stars have their next home match on Thursday, Oct. 4 against Ancilla College in the Gannon Gym at 6:30 p.m.