HILLSBORO — For one of the few times in recent years, the McPherson College volleyball team pushed Tabor College to four sets.
“We showed up to play against Tabor this time around,” Mac coach Jessica Cleveland said. “We made a big statement in the second point winning a big rally. (Lexi) Kite carried the team offensively and defensively. We made a lot of big digs against their heavy-arm hitters. We showed a lot of heart tonight, but some calls just didn't go our way.”
Tabor won the first set 25-20, but the Bulldog surprised the Bluejays by taking the second set, 25-20. The Jays then powered past Mac 25-11 in the third set, but the Bulldogs showed a lot of grit as Tabor needed overtime to clinch the match, 28-26.
The Bulldogs are now 9-7 in the KCAC and 16-9 overall.
Kite had a double-double with 10 kills and 24 digs. Also with good performances were Jocelyn Cochran (14 digs, 6 kills), Kaitlyn Heinis (16 assists) and Morgan Little (10 assists).
The Bulldogs host Friends at 7 p.m. Friday. The Falcons won the first meeting between the teams in Wichita in straight sets.