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Volleyball - JCCC is back to its winning ways

10/02/17

Volleyball - JCCC is back to its winning ways

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College volleyball team got back on a winning track last week, winning all five matches, including the four played at the JCCC Challenge over the weekend. Three of those five wins were against nationally ranked teams. JCCC is now 10-11 on the season.

Johnson County opened the Challenge on Friday evening with a three-set sweep over North Platte (25-18, 25-22, 25-23) and a five-set win over Des Moines Area (25-15, 17-25, 25-15, 16-25, 15-12). The Lady Cavaliers followed with two impressive wins over ranked teams on Saturday morning. It started with a sweep over No. 12 Kirkwood (25-23, 25-23, 25-23) and four-set victory over third ranked Central (25-22, 25-17, 26-28, 15-17).

Sophomore hitter Bre Kamaka had a big weekend finishing with 65 kills, 53 digs and a .304 hitting percentage.  She topped double digits in kills and digs in three of the four matches. She posted 11 kills and 12 digs against North Platte, 18 kills and 14 digs against Des Moines Area and 16 kills and 10 digs in the Kirkwood match. She was just one kill shy of double digits against Central.

Defensively, freshmen Torey Burkhardt and Anna Hester were big contributors. Burkhardt reached double figures in digs all four matches totaling 73 over the weekend.  Hester was big at the net for the Lady Cavaliers, collecting 21 total blocks, including nine in the win over Central.

Freshman setter Jade Askren continued to be a solid driver of JCCC’s offense registering 78 assists over the weekend, including 27 in the win over Kirkwood. She also had 31 digs.

Johnson County returns to the court with two big matches this week. JCCC will host Neosho County Community College Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m., and travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 7 to take on Iowa Western Community College, the fourth-best team in NJCAA Division I.

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.