Huge road sweep for Bulldog spikers

By Steve Sell
September 24, 2017
McPherson College Sports Information-file

WICHITA — Saturday’s road sweep of highly touted Friends University told McPherson College volleyball coach Jessica Cleveland a lot about her team’s character.

Less than 24 hours earlier, the Bulldogs had lost an emotional four-setter to another of the KCAC titans, Kansas Wesleyan. But Mac put that out of its mind and had it all going against the Falcons, who lost a KCAC match for only the second time.

The Bulldogs came away with 25-15, 25-20, 25-17 victories to improve to 4-3 in the KCAC and 8-5 overall. The week had to be considered a success as Mac went 2-1 against three of the KCAC’s elite as it had knocked off Tabor on Wednesday for only the second time in 21 years.

“Today we were back to being a team with a high attack percentage and a low number of errors," Cleveland said. "We had a lot of rallies where momentum shifted due to a big dig. This is a sweet sweep for me because I went to Friends and played for Martin Ayin. I am a coach because of him and his mentoring. I'm thankful for my roots and for the win."

Kaitlyn Heines and Morgan Little had 17 and 15 assists, respectively. Lexi Kite (17) and Jamie Seiss (12) were dig leaders. The kills were spread out, with Kite and Devrie Sombers leading the way with 7 apiece.

The Bulldogs stay on the road for matches at Oklahoma Wesleyan on Wednesday and Bethel on Friday.