Blinn sails past Lee College, 3-0

The third-ranked Blinn College volleyball team defeated Lee College 25-8, 25-9, 25-21 in a Region XIV Conference match Tuesday night.

Rebecca Reeve led the sweep with nine kills and 14 attempts. Tawnee Luafalemana followed with six kills and four block assists.

Jordyn Keamo added 20 assists and nine digs, and Paloma Da Silva added 10 digs.

"We got a lot of players out on our home court," coach Erin Mellinger said. "It was a good team effort."

The Buccaneers hosted a "Dig Pink Rally" during the match Tuesday, donning pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness. A portion of the night's ticket sales will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a nonprofit that awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing support to breast cancer patients and their families.

The team honored Bonnie Loehr, the mother of freshman setter Lauren Loehr, on the court Tuesday for her strength in her battle with cancer.

"We not only host this night to give back, but to honor our own," Mellinger said. "It's not just about us."

The Bucs will return to action Saturday at 1 p.m. when they face Laredo Community College for another Region XIV Conference match.


About Blinn College

Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled "Destination Success: First-Year Focus," which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

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