MHS spikers stay on serious roll

By Steve Sell
September 24, 2014
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ROSE HILL — McPherson High’s volleyball team defeated Rose Hill for the second time in a week on Tuesday and also was successful against Winfield to complete a sweep of the triangular.

MHS is white-hot right now, as it has won 13 straight matches since a season-opening loss. Both victories were in straight sets, including 25-21, 25-23 against Rose Hill, which until this week had been ranked ahead of the Bullpups, and 25-20, 25-15 against Winfield. 

“I was happy to see some of offensive adjustments we saw on film, the girls were able to take what we worked on in practice and apply to the game,” MHS coach Christy Doile said.

Megan Pedersen and Magan Alexander simply overwhelmed both teams with 22 and 18 kills, respectively.

Rhianna Smith continued her consistent play with 32 assists, while Pedersen added 15. Addie Simon was the dig leader with 18, while Pedersen and Hannah Marshall furnished 16 apiece.

The Bullpups will take plenty of momentum into Saturday’s always-prestigious Newton Invitational.

Other teams in addition to the host Railers are Andale, Andover Central, Goddard Eisenhower, Hays, Salina South, Wichita Heights and Wichita Northwest.

Andover Central handed MHS its only loss of the year and is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A Division I. Doile said this tournament should be a good measuring stick.

The MHS JVs came away with a split. The win came against Winfield (25-14, 20-25, 25-13), while the Bullpups lost to Rose Hill (2-25, 16-25).

The JVs are 6-5 on the year.