By ALAN HOSKINS
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College will open the 2015 home volleyball season Wednesday night in the first of just three home contests in the first month and a half of the season.
Neosho County will be the opening foe in a Jayhawk Conference contest starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Blue Devils are only home twice in September, against Allen County Sept. 16 and Cowley Sept. 30 before playing three of their final four games at home in mid-October.
The Blue Devils ran into a buzz saw of national ranked Division II powers in their opening tournament at Johnson County Friday and Saturday.
Ranked No. 15, KCKCC opened with a come-from-behind 16-25, 25-13, 27-25, 25-22 win over No. 13 Kirkwood but then fell to No. 12 Johnson County 25-19, 25-17, 25-20.
The Blue Devils were swept on Saturday. Lincoln Land, which received votes in the national poll, rally from a 25-21 opening loss for 25-23, 25-19 and 25-14 wins. Cowley College, the No. 3 ranked team in Division II and third place finisher in last year’s national tournament, swept the Blue Devils 25-21, 25-14, 25-24 in the final.