Athletic Event

College of DuPage

Chiefs rally to defeat DuPage for 20th win of the season

Chiefs rally to defeat DuPage for 20th win of the season

Conference: No

Opponent: Chaparrals at Chiefs
23 - 25 (L)
25 - 27 (L)
25 - 14 (W)
25 - 21 (W)
15 - 9 (W)

Waubonsee Community College’s women’s volleyball team rallied to defeat the College of DuPage in five sets.  The visiting Chaparrals (15-10) narrowly won the first two sets before the Chiefs (20-7) rebounded to take the next three to win the match. It is the fifth straight year Waubonsee has reached 20 or more wins, compiling 142 victories and counting since the start of the 2013 season.

Behind the strong play of Kelly Conley the Chaparrals edged Waubonsee in the first two sets 25-23 and 27-25. Conley, who entered the match third nationally among all NJCAA Division III players with 286 kills, finished off several key points for DuPage in each set. With their backs to the wall the Chiefs responded in the third game, sparked by some personnel changes made by Waubonsee head coach Steve Kish. He inserted Maizy Larson, Kristin Fick and Brittany Grider into the lineup and an energized Chiefs’ squad scored a convincing 25-14 victory. Behind numerous kills by both Sidney Fedor and Kayla Battle, Waubonsee then held off DuPage for a 25-21 win in the fourth set to force a fifth and final game. Minutes later the Chiefs raced out to a quick 6-0 lead and never looked back in securing the match with a 15-9 triumph.

Fedor led Waubonsee with 15 kills, while Battle booked 11 kills and six blocks to increase her season total to 75. Natalie Jones tallied 26 assists and 14 digs, Hollie Fedderly recorded 20 assists, Fick registered six kills, and Grider and Ashley Deichmueller each chipped in with 15 digs.

Waubonsee, ranked 19th in the most recent NJCAA Division II poll, travels to Iowa to participate in the Des Moines Area Community College Invite this weekend before returning home for two marquee matches next week. Waubonsee hosts Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference rival Moraine Valley Community College on Tuesday, October 10 in their conference finale. Sauk Valley Community College, currently 18-3 and ranked ninth nationally among Division II teams, then comes to Sugar Grove on Thursday, October 12 in a Breast Cancer Awareness showdown. Both matches are set to begin at 6:00 p.m. CDT and can been seen ‘live’ on-line at or locally on cable television. Check with your local cable provider for the channel in your area.