Mac spikers blank Bethel

By Steve Sell
October 19, 2017
McPherson College Sports Information-file

It was the perfect trap match scenario.

But McPherson College’s Bulldogs didn’t fall for it.

With KCAC power Tabor looming ahead on Friday, McPherson College’s volleyball team first had to dispatch with second-division Bethel here Wednesday.

Mac didn’t play down to the Threshers’ level at the Sport Center, reeling off 25-15, 25-16, 25-19 wins to improve to 11-6 in the KCAC and 15-8 overall.

“Tonight was a clean sweep for us," said Mac coach Jessica Cleveland, who was able to use her bench extensively in order to keep her top players somewhat rested for Friday. "Our offense really stepped it up after a weekend where we were lacking in spots. I was able to play everyone and watch them succeed. It was a very relaxed game as we continue to recover from the (KCAC Fall Fling)."

Cleveland didn’t even play probable first-team KCAC pick Lexi Kite, giving her the night off to rest since she has other players capable of stepping up.

Devrie Sombers and Leia Seiler had 9 kills apiece to lead the Bulldogs. Kaitlyn Heinis led in assists with 16, with Morgan Abbott coming up with 10. Rianne Richard was tops in digs with 17 and Jamie Siess had 8.

Mac’s monster showdown with Tabor on Friday in Hillsboro has a quirky 5 p.m. starting time.