The Lorain County Community College set the tone early in their match against Cuyahoga Community College Sept. 30. They dominated Cuyahoga in every set of this match. During the first set it was the usual suspect, Maryssa Kellick, who was all over the court, devastating Cuyahoga with her defense and thunderclap spikes. Also showing out for the ladies was Emily Mandoke. Overall, all of the ladies showed a lot of heart and effort, winning the first set 25-15.
Much of the same continued in the second set. The Commodores frustrated the ladies of Cuyahoga with their defensive stops showing that Lorain had full control of the game. Just when Cuyahoga thought they had the advantage, Ali Stanziano was there to deny them most of the points from their scoring attempts. It was a closer set, however, the ladies won the second set, 25-19.
The third set was pure domination by the Lady Commodores. Lorain put points up by as much as 11-1. Cuyahoga had no answers for the LCCC defense, or offense for that matter. Stanziano, was among many of the ladies showing great play. The Commodores played smart and conservative, leaving little doubt among the spectators that the Commodores were taking this set. They won the set 25-13. It was a clean sweep for the Lady Commodores. They made very few mistakes, if any, in this commanding victory.
After the game, Ted Whitsel was all smiles, “We played hard the whole match. It was exciting to watch. I love when they play like this. We set some goals, and we achieved most of them. I’m happy that we competed through the whole match.” The ladies played great, and had fun doing it. They had great communication with each other, and were in sync throughout. Great win for the Lady Commodores.