Clark, Rochester in semifinals of national tourney
Capac grad helps college team to fourth-place finish
November 24, 2010CAPAC — The 2010 edition of the Rochester College women's volleyball team, which lists Capac High School graduate Jackie Clark (a 5-10 senior outside hitter) on its roster, reached the semifinal round of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship Tournament recently.
Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted the tournament which ran November 4-6.
Rochester College opened their tournament run with a 25-21, 27-29, 9-15 pool play loss to Spalding University on Thursday, November 4.
A few hours later, Rochester College evened their mark at 1-1 with a 25-11, 25-9 win against Lindenwood-Belleville.
On Friday, Rochester College resumed pool play with a 25-21, 25-12 victory over Penn State-Fayette and a 25-20, 24-26, 15-9 triumph against Ohio State University-Marion.
Those aforementioned outcomes netted Rochester College a quarterfinal round appearance where Marygrove College provided their opposition.
When their clash ended, Rochester College advanced with a 25-15, 20-25, 25-12, 25-22 win.
That result placed Rochester College in a Saturday, November 6 semifinal clash versus Florida College. Their battle drew to a close with Florida College, the eventual national champions, prevailing via a 25-21, 25-16, 25-13 count.
Rochester College then battled the University of Dallas for third place honors. Their encounter ended with the University of Dallas earning a 13-25, 25-16, 25-11, 26-24 win.
That left Rochester College with a fourth-place finish to show for their efforts.
Rochester College concluded the national tournament as owners of a 29-22 overall mark.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.