KCKCC’s volleyball winning streak comes to end at nine

by Alan Hoskins

Kansas City Kansas Community College ran its volleyball winning streak to nine in a row before it came to an end in the Highland Classic Saturday.

Ranked No. 12 in NJCCC Division II, the Lady Blue Devils defeated Southwestern Iowa, Cloud County and Coffeyville before falling in four sets to Indian Hills of Ottumwa, Iowa.

KCKCC took a 27-25 lead in the opening set against Indian Hills before falling 26-24, 25-22 and 25-11 to fall to 9-2 for the season. The Blue Devils opened the tourney Friday by defeating Southwestern Iowa 25-8, 20-25, 25-8, 25-15, and Cloud County 25-20, 25-21, 25-14 and then opened Saturday play by defeating Jayhawk rival Coffeyville 25-16, 25-16, 26-28, 25-23.

The Lady Blue Devils stay on the road this week, playing at Longview Tuesday at 6 p.m. and then competing Friday and Saturday in the Pasco Hernando Tournament in New Port Richey, Fla. They do not return home until Wednesday, Sept. 24, when they play host to No. 3 ranked Johnson County at 6:30 p.m.

Alan Hoskins is the sports information director at KCKCC.

Overtime goal spoils KCKCC home soccer opener

Coffeyville defenders can only look as Kansas City Kansas Community College sophomore Karla Montes buried a direct kick in the Blue Devils 4-1 loss in their home opener Thursday. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)
Coffeyville defenders can only look as Kansas City Kansas Community College sophomore Karla Montes buried a direct kick in the Blue Devils 4-1 loss in their home opener Thursday. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)

by Alan Hoskins

Coffeyville’s defending Jayhawk Conference co-champions spoiled Kansas City Kansas Community College’s home soccer opener Thursday with a 3-2 overtime win.

The win completed a sweep by the Red Ravens, who took a 4-1 in the women’s opener.

“For our first game, the kids played well,” said KCKCC coach Ruben Rodriguez. “It was a tough opener because Coffeyville returned several players from last year.”

Freshmen Isai Gutierrez and Kelvin Ibarra scored the Blue Devils’ goals.

Sophomore Karla Montes scored KCKCC’s lone goal, left-footing a direct kick into the back of the net.

Both KCKCC teams are back in action Tuesday, facing Barton County in El Dorado with the women playing at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.

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Coffeyville defenders can only look as Kansas City Kansas Community College sophomore Karla Montes buried a direct kick in the Blue Devils 4-1 loss in their home opener Thursday. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)

Lady Blue Devils stretch volleyball streak to six in a row

KCKCC sophomore Blair Russell (7) soared for a kill against Hesston Wednesday night while teammates Kimberly Martinez (2) and Lily Cullers ready for a possible block in the Lady Blue Devils 3-0 win. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)
KCKCC sophomore Blair Russell (7) soared for a kill against Hesston Wednesday night while teammates Kimberly Martinez (2) and Lily Cullers ready for a possible block in the Lady Blue Devils 3-0 win. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)

by Alan Hoskins

No. 12 ranked Kansas City Kansas Community College stretched its volleyball winning streak to six in a row Wednesday with a three-game sweep of Hesston.

After a narrow 26-24 opening win, the Lady Blue Devils pulled away 25-21 and 21-17 for the 3-0 win in the home opener.

The Blue Devils return to tournament action Friday and Saturday at Highland, Kan. KCKCC opens with Southwestern Community College at 3 p.m. Friday and then faces Cloud at 7 p.m. On Saturday, KCKCC plays Coffeyville at 9 a.m. and perennial power Indian Hills at 11 a.m.

Sophomores Lily Thornberg (11) and Peyton Pender (3) attempt to block an attempted Hesston kill in KCKCC’s 3-0 win in the home opener Wednesday. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)
Sophomores Lily Thornberg (11) and Peyton Pender (3) attempt to block an attempted Hesston kill in KCKCC’s 3-0 win in the home opener Wednesday. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)