COLUMBUS, Ohio — The last home match of the season was a thrilling five set match against the Lorain County Commodores on Saturday afternoon. Columbus State won the match 25-21, 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10. The win coincided with the "sophomore day", in which the four returning sophomores were honored.
Julia Wynn led the Cougar attack with 16 kills while adding seven blocks and six digs. Haley Gerten had 11 kills and 24 digs while Kelsey Rammel recorded six kills and a career-high 27 digs. Brett Bey tallied 45 assists, 11 digs, and six kills.
Freshman Julia Littell had a match-high 29 digs to go with eight kills while Hannah Wallace also had 8 kills and managed nine blocks against the Commodores. Kelli Vorst and Madeline Platfoot rounded out the defense with 15 and 12 digs respectively.
The Cougars (19-12, 8-5 OCCAC) return to action on Wed, Oct. 28 when they hit the road to Dayton to take on Sinclair at 6:00 p.m.
Transcript from sophomore day:
Columbus State Community College would like to take this time and honor the 2015 returning sophomores. Brett Bey, Haley Gerten, Kelsey Rammel, and Julia Wynn came to Columbus State following the 2013 season. In 2013, Columbus State was the conference and regional runner-up, one win away from a trip to the national tournament. These girls brought high expectations in to the 2014 season – a campaign that resulted in an NJCAA DII Final Four Appearance at the national tournament. With equally high expectations set for the 2015 season these young ladies have led the Cougars to 18 wins so far this season and a shot at qualifying for the regional tournament.
We ask that you please hold your applause as we honor.
Brett is a 5'11" Sophomore Setter from Versailles, Ohio. For the 2015 season, Brett stepped into the role of starting setter, and so far has accumulated over 800 assists. Brett has achieved 14 double-doubles this season and one triple-double, recording 20 assists, 12 digs, and 10 kills in a win against Otterbein. Her favorite memories include traveling to Arizona for nationals and canoeing with Kelli backward for two hours during a team-building activity.
Haley is a 5'7" Sophomore Defensive Specialist and Outside Hitter from Leipsic, Ohio. A versatile player, Haley has averaged over 13 digs and 6 kills per match, and achieved a career-high 27 digs against Kirkwood and 20 kills against Lakeland this year. Her favorite memories are of bus rides when food is involved and particularly, when Brett was hit in the face with a junior bacon cheeseburger.
Kelsey is a 5'7" Sophomore Defensive Specialist and Outside Hitter from Celina, Ohio. Kelsey was averaging nearly 16 digs per match before a knee injury sidelined her for a month. Since her return, she's averaged six kills and 12 digs per match. Her favorite memories include beating Oakland to qualify for nationals and beating Owens three times last year, whose team includes two of her best friends.
Julia is a 6'0" Sophomore Middle Hitter from Columbus Grove, Ohio. She had a record-breaking night against Lakeland on the home court earlier this month when she tallied 20 kills. This season she has averaged a .300 hitting percentage. Her favorite memory is losing to Oakland then beating them twice to go to nationals.
Let's give all four ladies a round of applause!