The College of the Ozarks Bobcats Volleyball team went 1-1 on Friday in the Bruins Labor Day Classic hosted by Bellevue University (NE). The Bobcats were defeated 3-0 in their opening match of the season (16-25, 17-25, 19-25), where they faced Ashford University. Leading the Bobcats were: Jenny Weurffel with 11 kills and Chloe’ Shepherd and Brandi Stahl with 12 & 11 digs respectively; Stahl also provided two service aces.
Later that afternoon, the Bobcats came back strong as they faced No. 6 ranked Grand View University (Iowa) and provided first-year Head Coach Stacy Watkins with her first career victory. The Bobcats won 3 of 4 sets (25-18, 19-25, 25-18, 25-21) to present undefeated Grand View with their first loss of the season. Leading the Bobcats were senior Hannah Brown – 4 service aces, sophomore Brandi Stahl – 15 digs, and junior Jamie Reaves– 18 kills.
The 1-1 Bobcats will return to the court on Saturday to face Clarke University at 9 AM and Hastings College at 1 PM.