Listen live online Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on the Slocum Sports Network to college volleyball with the Kalamazoo Valley Cougars hosting the Kellogg Bruins. These teams had very tight matches in their two meetings last season, as the Cougars won at home in five sets and won in Battle Creek on four sets.
Kellogg has started 2017 with a 7-0 record, already topping their four total victories in 2016. They haven’t had eight wins in a season since 2021. The Bruins are 3-0 in the MCCAA Western Conference, opening August with wins over Lake Michigan, Jackson, and Lansing. Over the weekend, Kellogg added four more victories in the Owens Express Classic, including a sweep of Division III 10th-ranked Columbus State.
Kalamazoo Valley has started 1-6, although they’ve had incredibly stiff competition as they’ve faced five Division II top-25 ranked teams. Their lone victory came in the Owens Express Classic Saturday against 14th-ranked Schoolcraft in five sets. The Cougars are 0-3 in the MCCAA Western Conference, falling to 13th-ranked Grand Rapids, 19th-ranked Muskegon, and Glen Oaks.