SALINA — Oh, so close.
McPherson High’s volleyball team was one set away from advancing to Saturday’s Final Four in the Class 4A Division I State Tournament, but was denied by Andover Central.
The Bullpups finished pool play with a 1-2 record, losing to Rose Hill (14-25, 15-25), beating Independence (25-23, 25-18) and then losing in the clincher to Andover Central (25-11, 20-25, 16-25).
The Bullpups finished the year 26-18. More will be posted later.
Rose Hill won MHS’ pool, while Bishop Miege, which entered 11-28, stormed through the other bracket 3-0. Also advancing were Andover Central and Paola as top seed Abilene was ousted.