PLYMOUTH – The Ancilla College volleyball team put together a very scrappy performance but fell in four sets to visiting MCCAA Western Conference foe Kalamazoo Valley Community College by the scores of 24-26, 21-25, 25-19, 10-25.
The Lady Chargers (1-3, 0-1 MCCAA Western) were at a distinct disadvantage in terms of height. Kalamazoo Valley (7-2, 1-0 MCCAA Western) has four girls in the lineup who are 6’0” or taller while the tallest Ancilla player is listed at 5’9”.
Still, Ancilla managed to persevere through a tough defense, led by Danielle Burge’s 25 digs.
“Our defense did an outstanding job having that ‘never say die’ attitude and our offense combined for 47 kills against a much larger Kalamazoo team,” said Ancilla volleyball coach Lana Singleton. “We cut down on our unforced errors and made Kalamazoo earn every point. That is the kind of volleyball I love to watch and these girls are capable of playing. Even though it was a loss, we made a step in the right direction.”
Kristen Trudell posted 34 assists on the night for Ancilla while Haley Markley led the way with 13 kills.
The Lady Chargers return to action September 13 when they travel to Battle Creek, MI, to play MCCAA Western Conference rival Kellogg Community College. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT.