A sprawling attempt by Iowa Central goalkeeper Meike Klever wasn’t enough to prevent KCKCC sophomore Kayla Deaver, far left, from sending a blistering shot into the goal in the Blue Devils’ 5-3 win Sunday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins) A half-dozen Iowa Central defenders weren’t enough to prevent KCKCC sophomore Karleigh Enyart (behind No. 2) from scoring one of her two goals in rallying the Blue Devils to a 5-3 win Sunday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)
by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s young women’s volleyball team got an early wakeup call against Iowa Central Sunday. The visiting Tritons jumped in front 2-0 in the first 13 minutes and the Blue Devils needed three second-half goals to rally to a 5-3 win.
The win kept KCKCC (2-0) unbeaten heading into one of the season’s biggest tests, a Wednesday night home Jayhawk Conference opener against Butler County, the No. 8 ranked team in the nation in the NJCAA preseason poll of Division I teams. The opening kick will come at 6 p.m.
“A good win. We got tested early by some adversity but were able to work our way out of it,” KCKCC coach Shawn Uhlenhake said.
Iowa Central jumped in front at the 35:26 mark on a goal form outside the box by Julia Herbst and added a second two minutes later on a shot by Bruna Bielski. However, the Blue Devils got one goal back on a shot by freshman Corrine Hughes of Grain Valley and then tied it on a goal by freshman Katrina Sargent of Shawnee Mission South at the 22:25 mark. A second goal by Herbst off a foul gave the Tritons a 3-2 halftime lead.
Karleigh Enyart, a sophomore from Olathe Northwest, got the Blue Devils back even 3-3 less than five minutes into the second half with a shot from the top of the box and then put them ahead to stay when she scored from in front of the goal on an assist from freshman Madison Broeker with 23:25 remaining.
Kayla Deaver, a lightning quick sophomore from Lee’s Summit, added a game-clinching goal with 8:46, again on an assist from Broeker, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb.
“Kayley Pederson (Shawnee Mission West freshman) did a good job in the middle and Corrine Hughes and Kayla Deaver gave us big lifts coming off the bench,” Hulenhake said. “Deaver is electric; she makes things happen.”
The Blue Devils launched 14 shots while freshman goalkeeper Jaidyn Takaishi of Olathe North had two saves on six Iowa Central shots.
KCKCC has now scored five goals in each of its first two wins.
“We can score but we can’t count on that once we get into conference play,” Uhlenhake said. “We’ll find out for sure Wednesday night.”
An accident was reported at 3:47 p.m. Sept. 2 on westbound I-70 near Central Avenue, according to KC Scout. The two left lanes were closed. (KC Scout photo) A new partnership was announced for a skilled nursing facility at 39th and Rainbow.
The University of Kansas Health System announced a partnership Sept. 1 with Ignite Medical Resorts to become the new owners of the former Kansas City Transitional Care Center at 3910 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas.
The new name of the facility will be Ignite Medical Resort, in partnership with the University of Kansas Health System.
Dr. Jessica Kalender-Rich will continue to serve as medical director for the facility. The University of Kansas Health System will have oversight of care quality.
“Our health system is always selective in choosing a partner.” said Tammy Peterman, president, Kansas City Division, The University of Kansas Health System. “Ignite is recognized for its commitment to quality patient care. We are pleased to partner with them at this facility.”
Ignite currently has medical resort locations in Illinois and Kansas City’s Northland, and has plans to open additional locations in Wisconsin and Missouri. This Kansas City, Kansas, location will be the only one affiliated with the health system.
“We are proud to be working so closely with such a prominent health care system that shares the same priorities as we do – quality patient care and taking care of its employees,” said Tim Fields, CEO and co-founder, Ignite Medical Resorts.
This 96-bed skilled nursing facility complements The University of Kansas Health System’s existing 29-bed in-patient rehab center. Both facilities are located in the same four-story building, but on different floors.
Ignite guests recuperate in their private rooms with 50-inch TVs and have in-room hospitality tablets that can request room service, housekeeping, and book spa appointments. The facilities offer an on-site pharmacy, an on-site laboratory analyzer and continuous contact-free technology solutions that monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and fall and wound prevention.
The in-house Ignite therapy team provides 7-day-a-week physical, occupational, and speech therapy to get patients back home as quickly as possible. Ignite offers a rehabilitation model featuring state-of-the-art equipment with dedicated clinical programs for Orthopedics, Cardiac Care, and Stroke Rehab.
The official ownership transfer was completed on Sept. 1, 2019.
- Story from KU Health System