A QUICK LOOK BACK: Owens, Columbus State Volleyball Make Postseason Runs

A QUICK LOOK BACK:  Owens, Columbus State Volleyball Make Postseason Runs

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) was well-represented in the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball National Championships as Owens Community College finished as the D-II runner-up while Columbus State Community College placed fourth among the D-III ranks nationally.

NJCAA D-II | Second Place

First round | Owens def. Harcum | 25-15, 25-13, 25-16
Quarterfinals | Owens def. Cowley County | 25-21, 29-27, 21-25, 25-19
Semifinals | Owens def. Lincoln Land | 25-19, 25-19, 25-23
Finals | Coffeyville def. Owens | 25-23, 25-20, 14-25, 25-19

Owens finished the season at 40-1 overall, with the highest winning percentage in the last decade for the volleyball program. The sophomore class finishes with a combined record of 81-6 over their two years with the Express. They also captured two OCCAC league titles and also won two district championships in the Region XII District F tournament. 

NJCAA D-III | Fourth Place

Quarterfinals | Columbus State def. St. Cloud Tech | 25-19, 25-16, 20-25, 25-22
Semifinals | Harper def. Columbus State | 25-20, 25-19, 18-25, 25-23
3rd-Place Match | Central Lakes def. Columbus State | 25-17, 16-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-10

Columbus State closed out the 2017 season with a 19-12 record and a final four appearance, in addition to capturing Region XII and District G titles.