9th spikers finish 1-2 at Andale

By Steve Sell
September 26, 2014

ANDALE — McPherson’s ninth-grade volleyball team went 1-2 Thursday during a quad hosted by Andale.

The Bullpups opened with a 25-22, 25-16 win over Wellington, but then lost a pair of tough, three-setters to Andale (25-14, 10-25, 6-15) and Rose Hill (25-19, 17-25, 13-15).

McPherson coach Emile Blakesley was disappointed her team couldn’t go 3-0 since it won the first set in both of the matches it lost, but she couldn’t fault the effort.

“I’m not too happy on how the outcome turned out, but I'm happy with how hard we played,” Blakesley said. “The girls just have to figure out that when you have one mistake you can't let that one mistake turn into multiple mistakes.”

The Bullpups turn around and play Saturday in the Buhler Invitational.