Bulldog spikers sweep Eagles

By Steve Sell
October 28, 2017
McPherson College Sports Information-file

It’s been quite a week for McPherson College’s volleyball team and it’s not done yet.

The Bulldogs, honoring Morgan Little as their only senior on Senior Night, swept Oklahoma Wesleyan on Friday at the Sport Center, a team ahead of them in the KCAC standings. Mac had swept Friends on Wednesday.

Mac completed a season sweep of the Eagles with 25-18, 25-23, 25-20 wins as it’s now 14-6 in the KCAC with two road matches left to play. The 14 KCAC conference wins broke the school record of 13, which the school has achieved on numerous occasions.

Lexi Kite had yet another double-double with 17 kills and 14 digs. Kaitlyn Heinis had 24 assists and surpassed the 1,000 mark for her career. Little added 15 assists and is now at 965 for her career. Rianne Richard added 14 digs. Leia Seiler now has 100 block assists in her career as she reached that milestone with two on the night.

Overall the Bulldogs are 18-8 as they have a chance to break last year’s school record for wins in a season, which is 21.

“It's always fun to win on Senior Night to help make this season memorable for our only senior," Mac coach Jessica Cleveland said. "[Little] is a major factor to turning this program around so fast. She stepped into leadership roles and held a lot of the team's pressure to win with a new expectation. I'm thankful Morgan brought national junior college volleyball experience to this program. She will be missed and her shoes will be hard to fill next season."

The Bulldogs turn around and play two more matches today as they go across town to Central Christian College for a triangular. They take on John Brown University at 3 p.m., then play Central at 5.

John Brown is one of better teams in the Sooner Athletic Conference as it’s 21-6 on the season.

Mac then finishes KCAC regular-season play next week with a Wednesday match at Bethany, followed by a road trip to Southwestern on Friday. The Bulldogs are assured of no worse than the No. 5 seed in the KCAC Tournament.