LADY BLUE DEVILS RALLY FROM 2-0 DEFICIT TO DEFEAT NEOSHO 3-2
Kansas City Kansas Community College's young volleyball team overcame a two-set deficit and a pair of key injuries to rally to a 3-2 win over Neosho County in the Lady Blue Devils' home opener Wednesday.
Already without sophomore setter Lexi Nick of Bishop Ward with a concussion, the Blue Devils lost veteran middle blocker Cecelia Augustine to a severe finger injury in a 25-23 loss in the opening set. Both will be sidelined indefinitely, leaving KCKCC with just two returning sophomores.
Trailing 2-0 after a 25-12 thumping in the second set, the Blue Devils rallied for 25-19, 25-20 and 15-11 wins for the 3-2 Jayhawk Conference vicotry. "Grit and determination," said KCKCC Coach Mary Bruno of the come-from-behind win. "After a bad second set, they were determined they were not going to lose their home opener. For a young team to overcome that much adversity was a great way to start the season."
Now 2-3, KCKCC will play at Hesston next Wednesday in a District N contest. The Lady Blue Devils next home match comes Sept. 16 against Allen County.