Salt Lake Community College took care of business at home against the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans. The Bruins won in 3 sets against the hapless Spartans (25-8, 25-8, 25-16).
SLCC is now 16 and 5 on the season and has won 5 straight conference games to remain undefeated in the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC).
While the unranked Spartans with a record of 3 and 21 didn’t look to be a threat all afternoon, the no. 6 Bruins will face the no. 5 Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs at home on Tuesday with a 6 p.m. start time. The contest will be at the Lifetime Activities Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Students get in free with their OneCard.
The Spartans were never a threat in the first set with their only lead at 0 – 1. Sequoia Lofton scored the next 2 points, Carol Grasso had 2 aces, Bailee Kendall had a kill, and Jillian Campbell used her defense at the net to make the score 6 – 1. Campbell finished the set with a beautiful kill down the middle to make the score 25 – 8.
Again the Spartans scored the first point, and then were buried by the Bruins. The Spartans play below the net which allowed SLCC to use their size to dunk the ball down without needing any help from teammates to set them up. With the score 17 -8, Grasso had a vicious kill that pinballed off the Spartan players. Kendall had 2 kills, and Lizzie Reich got in on the action with 3 kills in a row. Campbell finished the set to make the final 25 – 8.
CNCC took a five point lead at 1 – 6, but the team never really looked in control. In fact, they may have been the most surprised of all. Kendall had a dink over the net, and Campbell served up an ace to make the score 3 – 6. The Spartans scored again on a dink of their own to make the game 3 – 7, and then SLCC poured it on. The Spartans didn’t score again until SLCC had 14 and Grasso hit the ball into the net to make it 14 – 8. The Spartans would never get closer than 5, and Kendall finished the set and match with a kill.
Abby Pomrenke was named player of the game with 22 assists and a service ace.
M.J. Thompson was named honorary coach of the game.