KCKCC Volleyball Hosts Neosho in Home Opener Wednesday

KCKCC Volleyball Hosts Neosho in Home Opener Wednesday


            Kansas City Kansas Community College will open the 2015 home volleyball season Wednesday night in the first of just three home contests in the first month and a half of the season.

            Neosho County will be the opening foe in a Jayhawk Conference contest starting at 6:30 p.m. The Blue Devils are only home twice in September, against Allen County Sept. 16 and Cowley Sept. 30 before playing three of their final four games at home in mid-October.

The Blue Devils ran into a buzz saw of national ranked Division II powers in their opening tournament at Johnson County Friday and Saturday. Ranked No. 15, KCKCC opened with a come-from-behind 16-25, 25-13, 27-25, 25-22 win over No. 13 Kirkwood but then fell to No. 12 Johnson County 25-19, 25-17, 25-20.

The Blue Devils were swept on Saturday. Lincoln Land, which received votes in the national poll, rally from a 25-21 opening loss for 25-23, 25-19 and 25-14 wins. Cowley College, the No. 3 ranked team in Division II and third place finisher in last year's national tournament, swept the Blue Devils 25-21, 25-14, 25-24 in the final.