9th spikers take 3rd place

By Steve Sell
September 07, 2014

SALINA — McPherson’s ninth-grade volleyball team lost its first match of the day Saturday, but came back for four straight wins to take third place.

The Bullpups lost a three-setter to Abilene, but came back for wins over Hays (25-11, 25-23), Smoky Valley (25-18, 25-9), Salina Central (24-26, 25-9, 15-8) and Concordia (25-18, 27-25).

“I’m very proud of the girls today. They played well as a team and they all played with a lot of heart,” MHS coach Emile Blakesley said. “We mixed up the lineups today and everyone got to play, which was fun to watch. It took every single girl on the court and on the bench to win.”

MHS, now 6-2, hosts a quad on Thursday.