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KCC volleyball swept at national meet

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Kirkwood women's volleyball team was swept by Illinois Central, 3-0, in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Thursday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Kirkwood (26-15) will face Mercyhurst North East (19-8) in a consolation match Friday at 11 a.m. as it tries to battle back for ninth place in the 16-team tournament.

Kirkwood is seeded No. 9 for the national tournament and Illinois Central is No. 8, but the Eagles were swept 25-15, 25-21, 25-20.

Anna Gorsich had 12 kills for Kirkwood. Madi Wagaman and Rachael Nelson had 13 assists. Olivia Richards made 16 digs and Maranda Wheelock had 14. Maggie Peters blocked five shots.

NJCAA DIVISION II TOURNAMENT
Opening Round

No. 11 McHenry County 3, No. 6 Gulf Coast State 2
No. 3 Scottsdale 3, No. 14 Oakland 0
No. 2 Coffeyville 3, No. 15 Montgomery 0
No. 10 Grand Rapids 3, No. 9 Northeast 0
No. 1 Parkland 3, No. 16 Mercyhurst North East 0
No. 8 Illinois Central 3, No. 9 Kirkwood 0
No. 4 Fort Scott 3, No. 13 Waubonsee 0
No. 12 Bismarck State 3, Catawba Valley 2

Quarterfinals

No. 3 Scottsdale 3, No. 11 McHenry County 0
No. 2 Coffeyville 3, No. 10 Grand Rapids 0
No. 1 Parkland 3, No. 8 Illinois Central 2
No. 12 Bismarck State 3, No. 4 Fort Scott 1

 

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