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'Hound volleyball receives votes in poll

Thursday, September 22, 2011

For the first time possibly going back to as far as Kerry Messersmith's tenure as head coach in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team has received votes in a National Junior College Athletic Association poll.

Although the list released by the NJCAA does not show how many votes the Greyhounds received, it's a testament to the improvement the program has already shown under new head coach Lindsay Hill.

Fort Scott was 12-4 going into a Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division match at Cowley College in Arkansas City Wednesday night. That is the most matches won by a Greyhound team since 2002 when they finished 12-18. The 2001 team was 12-19. Fort Scott has nearly won as many matches as the previous two seasons put together (14).

Tribune records on Greyhound volleyball go back to 1996. There is no record in the archives that shows when FSCC last won more than 12 matches.

Fort Scott's 11th and 12th victories of this season were recorded in a pair of duals against the Friends University JV in Wichita Saturday. The 'Hounds won the first dual in four games and the second one in three.



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