by Alan Hoskins
From the frying pan into the fire. That’s the task facing Kansas City Kansas Community College’s No. 5 ranked volleyball team.
Last Wednesday, the Lady Blue Devils defeated No. 4 ranked Johnson County in a 3-2 thriller. This Wednesday, the Blue Devils play at Cowley County, the defending NJCAA Division II champion at Arkansas City at 6:30 p.m.
Currently ranked No. 10 but about to move up in the NJCAA poll, Cowley leads the Jayhawk Conference with a 5-0 record and an overall mark of 15-6; KCKCC is 4-0 in the conference and 18-3 on the season. Both teams have won nine of their last 10 contests.
KCKCC stayed unbeaten in the Jayhawk Monday with a 25-11, 27-17, 25-23 sweep of Highland. “A team victory,” said KCKCC coach Mary Bruno, who is looking for her first ever win over Cowley Wednesday.