On Friday, September 11, 2020, Kent City hosted Big Rapids in a freshman home opener volleyball match. Kent City was ahead in the first set after a serving rally from middle hitter Denyle Bonter. She served 3 aces out of her eight serve rally, but missed serves from the team later in the set allowed Big Rapids to battle back. The first set ended in a loss 18-25. The second set was equally as tough. Kent City and Big Rapids battled back and forth, but Kent City lost the second set 22-25. That would be the match.
Due to time, the teams were able to play two additional sets that did not count towards the match. In the third set, Kent City defeated Big Rapids 25-19 and defeated them again in the fourth set 16-14.
Kent City ended the evening with 19 aces total, including points from Denyle Bonter (14), Isabella Max (3), and Irelyn Sullivan (2). The team also tallied points from 6 kills from Gracie Houtman (3), Bonter (1), Max (1), and Sullivan (1).
By Sara Gropp