While school is moving right along, volleyball is winning as always.
Last year, LBCC’s volleyball team was undefeated until the NWAC championship tournament abruptly stopped their winning streak. A couple of really close losses this year put their record at 19-4, but they are coming off a huge upset, defeating Clark College who was ranked number one in the division in a close one 3-2. With that victory LBCC is in sole possession of first in the south division of the NWAC at 4-0.
With the team’s winning streak at seven, captain Montanna Gubrud is excited with the direction the team is going.
“The team’s development is really good they always are able to find something that needs to be improved on and get better on,” said Gubrud.
Every game the team tries to improve, they were able to showcase their improvement with a dominant display against Umpqua Community College on Sept. 29. The team won 3-0 with one of the sets having them up 17-2 at one point.
Grace Phillips, freshman middle back was proud of the team’s performance.
“This team never gives up fights until the end of each and every set.” said Phillips.
Which is them showing 100 percent even if they are up by 15.
On Sept. 30 Southwestern Oregon’s team was in town looking for an upset, LBCC was continuing their tear through the conference. The first set was close with LBCC winning 25-20, Southwestern didn’t look like a 6-9 team. The second set LBCC asserted their dominance winning in convincing fashion 25-10, leading 15-1 at one point.
Phillips scored the most with 12 points, Sara Fanger had 15 digs and Kylene Biggs had seven kills at the end of the match, with LBCC winning the final set 25-19.
LBCC has a game coming up against Lane Community College on Wednesday Oct. 4 and against Chemeketa Community College on Pink Night, Friday Oct. 13.
Story by Joshua Knight