Tabor spikers handle Mac

By Steve Sell
September 20, 2016
McPherson College Sports Information

Tabor College’s volleyball team reminded rapidly improving McPherson College that it still has a ways to go to reach elite status in the KCAC here Monday night.

The Bulldogs, the early season surprise of the KCAC, ran into an experienced Bluejay team at the Sport Center, losing in straight sets (19-25, 21-25, 18-25). The Bulldogs are now 3-2 in the KCAC and 9-4 overall.

“Tabor came in strong, swinging away and being aggressive,” Mac coach Jessica Cleveland said. “Our defense did well against them, but then our front line couldn’t find wood to score points. Not a single player hit in the positives to earn points. Our block did a good job stepping up and getting blocks in crucial times to gain momentum.”

The Bulldogs’ kill leader was Jessica Sanders with only 5. Jocelyn Cochran had 11 digs and Kaitlyn Heinis led in assists with 6.

The Bulldogs have no time to dwell on the loss as they begin a four-match road trip on Wednesday by playing at Friends. A third KCAC match of the week is scheduled for Saturday in Ottawa as the Bulldogs are getting into the loaded part of their schedule.