Mac spikers win, earn No. 4 seed

By Steve Sell
November 04, 2017

WINFIELD — It was a great night for McPherson College volleyball.

Not only did the Bulldogs wrap up their regular season with a 3-0 road shutout of Southwestern on Friday to reach the 20-win plateau, Tabor’s win over Oklahoma Wesleyan enabled Mac to jump a spot in the postseason seeding as it will be No. 4. 

As for the match itself, the Bulldogs easily took care of business against the KCAC’s worst team with 25-16, 25-16, 25-15 wins. Mac finished the KCAC with a 15-7 record. The 15 conference wins are the most in school history.

Mac, 20-10 overall, is now one win away from tying the school record for victories that it set last year. The KCAC Tournament begins on Thursday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

There will be two rounds of pool play, the first on Thursday and the second on Friday. The tournament concludes on Saturday.

“Tonight's dominant win was a statement at the end of our regular season, proving we are ready for postseason," Mac second-year coach Jessica Cleveland. "We locked in (fourth place) in regular season. I'm proud of how we continue to get better and we got a favorable draw in our pool at the KCAC Tournament next week."

The Bulldogs will have top-seed Ottawa, Oklahoma Wesleyan and Bethany in their pool. They are 0-2 against Ottawa, 2-0 against Wesleyan and 1-1 against Bethany. Kansas Wesleyan, Tabor, Sterling and Saint Mary are in the other pool.

Lexi Kite had 16 kills to lead the Bulldogs, while Morgan Little had 19 assists. Jamie Siess was all over the floor with 23 digs and Kite completed a double-double with 10 digs.