9th spikers go 2-1 in season debut

By Steve Sell
September 05, 2014

ROSE HILL — McPherson High’s ninth-grade volleyball team opened its season Thursday with a 2-1 performance in the Rose Hill quad.

The Bullpups defeated El Dorado in straight sets (25-15, 25-21) and Rose Hill in three (25-11, 13-25, 15-12).

The loss came in the middle match to Buhler after the Bullpups had dominated the first set 25-8. The Crusaders came back for 25-21 and 16-14 wins.

"The girls kept their heads up and moved on and got ready for Rose Hill. It really taught me a lot about my girls and the team that they don't give up," MHS coach Emile Blakesley said.

The Bullpups compete in their first tournament Saturday at Salina South.