4-2 day for MHS spikers in opener

By Steve Sell
August 29, 2016

HUTCHINSON — McPherson High’s volleyball team was down.

But not out.

After an uncharacteristic 1-2 record in pool play on Saturday in the AVCTL Preseason Tournament, the Bullpups dug down deep to win three matches in the consolation round to finish the 14-hour day with a 4-2 record.

“Long, long day,” MHS coach Christy Doile said. “The girls handled it well. The attitude and effort were good.”

There were four pools of four and MHS was in arguably the toughest pool. It needed three sets to dispatch with improved Campus (20-25, 25-21, 25-21), but then lost to Valley Center (25-16, 19-25, 19-25) and Maize (17-25, 18-25).

The four teams in MHS’ pool were a combined 15-9 on the day.

The Bullpups stormed through the back side, winning matches against Liberal (25-23, 25-16), Goddard (25-14, 25-18) and Hutchinson (25-20, 25-17).

“We came back after the disappointing loss to Valley Center and won three matches,” Doile said. “The loss to Valley Center was due to poor receive and hitting errors. I loved Set 1 against Valley. Man, we want to redo those last two sets. It wasn’t our best foot forward. We will learn from that.”

Doile said Maize, which was 5-1 on the day, “had a nice team. Maize came out ready to roll.”

Newton was the only team to go 6-0 on the day.

New starter Jaycee Burghart made her presence known by coming up with an even 100 assists in the six matches. Brooke Schrag was far and away the dig leader with 64 as she’s expected to be a quarterback on the court. Mandi Cooks was the point leader on the day with 60 1/2, with Rachel Dossett next with 47 1/2.

MHS won’t have much time to relax and it goes to El Dorado on Tuesday.

• RECORDS •

6-0 — Newton 

5-1 —  Maize, Goddard Eisenhower

4-2 —  Andover, McPherson

3-3 —  Andover Central, Maize South, Valley Center, Derby, Goddard, Campus

2-4 —  Liberal, Salina Central 

1-5 —  Hutchinson, Salina South 

0-6 —  Dodge City

• Finals •

• Championship Pool 1 •

Newton def. Andover Central 25-21, 25-17

Newton def. Andover 25-23, 25-18

Newton def. Maize 20-25, 25-15, 25-21

Maize def. Andover Central 25-21, 25-17

Maize def. Andover 22-25, 25-11, 25-21

Andover def. Andover Central 22-25, 25-18, 25-23

• Consolation Pool 2 •

Goddard Eisenhower def. Valley Center 25-17, 25-23

Godard Eisenhower def. Maize South 25-14, 25-21

Goddard Eisenhower def. Derby 25-16, 25-19

Maize South def. Derby 27-25, 21-25, 25-23

Derby def. Valley Center 25-20, 23-25, 27-25

Valley Center def. Maize South 27-25, 25-13

• Consolation Pool 3 •

McPherson def. Goddard 25-14, 25-19

McPherson def. Liberal 25-23, 25-16

McPherson def. Hutchinson 25-20, 25-17

Goddard def. Hutchinson 25-21, 22-25, 25-21

Goddard def. Liberal 25-13, 25-18

Liberal def. Hutchinson 25-15, 18-25, 25-15

• Consolation Pool 4

Campus def. Salina Central 25-15, 25-23

Campus def. Salina South 25-12, 25-27, 25-15

Campus def. Dodge City 25-8, 25-13

Salina Central def. Dodge City 25-11, 25-12

Salina Central def. Salina South 25-22, 25-21

Salina South def. Dodge City 25-23, 25-13

• Opening Pools •

• Pool Play A •

Newton def. Goddard Eisenhower 22-25, 25-21, 25-18

Newton def. Liberal 25-13, 25-14

Newton def. Salina Central 25-19, 25-12

Goddard Eisenhower def. Liberal 25-19, 25-15

Goddard Eisenhower def. Salina Central 25-17, 25-17

Liberal def. Salina Central 25-21, 25-18

• Pool Play B •

Andover Central def. Derby 25-23, 25-23

Andover Central def. Goddard 25-19, 21-25, 25-19

Andover Central def. Salina South 25-11, 25-20

Derby def. Goddard 25-22, 25-22

Derby def. Salina South 25-17, 25-12

Goddard def. Salina South 25-17, 25-17

• Pool Play C •

Andover def. Dodge City 25-13, 25-12

Andover def. Hutchinson 25-17, 25-18

Andover def. Maize South 25-19, 25-10

Maize South def. Dodge City 25-18, 25-6

Maize South def. Hutchinson 25-20, 25-17

Hutchinson def. Dodge City 25-16, 25-17

• Pool Play D •

Maize def. Campus 25-17, 25-14

Maize def. McPherson 25-17, 25-18

Maize def. Valley Center 25-16, 25-18

Valley Center def. Campus 25-22, 25-22

Valley Center def. McPherson 16-25, 25-19, 25-19

McPherson def. Campus 20-25, 25-21, 25-21


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