by Alan Hoskins
Kansas City Kansas Community College passed its opening Jayhawk Conference test in impressive fashion Wednesday, gaining a measure of revenge with a three-set sweep of Neosho County at Chanute.
The win was the fifth in a row for the No. 12 ranked Lady Blue Devils, who improved to 5-1 with their only loss to Parkland, the No. 1 ranked team in Division II.
“This was a big win for us, especially playing on the road,” said KCKCC coach Mary Bruno. “Neosho beat us last year and will be in contention for a first division finish in the conference.”
Sophomores Kailee Dudley and Blair Russell led KCKCC with 10 kills each while Jasdel Gonzalez added eight.
“We played well as a group, very balanced,” Bruno said. “We’re still in the beginning part of the season.”
The Blue Devils will hold the home opener this coming Wednesday when the team plays host to Hesston in a District N contest at 6:30 p.m.
KCKCC then goes back on the road for 11 matches including tournaments at Highland Sept. 5-6 and New Port Richey, Fla., Sept. 12-13. The Blue Devils return home Sept. 24 against No. 2 ranked Johnson County.