9th spikers take 3rd at Buhler

By Steve Sell
September 29, 2014

BUHLER — McPherson High’s ninth-grade volleyball team emerged with a third-place finish Saturday in the Buhler Invitational.

The Bullpups won their pool with wins over Inman (25-17, 25-18) and Buhler (25-20, 18-25, 15-12).

In bracket play, MHS lost to Andale in a spirited three-setter (10-25, 25-23, 13-15), but bounced back to beat arch-rival Buhler again (25-14, 23-25, 15-10).

“The girls played so hard and very well together,” MHS coach Emile Blakesley said. “The day before we were working on a new lineup and we adjusted very well and played together as a team. I always tell the girls that it starts with a pass first, but then Chey Williams did a very nice job of setting and getting the ball to our hitters. Elle Barrett did an awesome job outside for us and could put the ball down when we needed her, too.”

The Bullpups, now a splendid 15-6 on the season, play Thursday at Rose Hill.