It was a fierce competition between the two McPherson county institutions as the Bulldogs and Swedes had a four-set battle on Wednesday night. In the end, Bethany College was able to overthrow Mac 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21)
The first set opened with the Lady Swedes taking control midway through and then they held off a late MC surge to win 25-20.
The second was the complete inverse with McPherson having the lead and then taking the set 25-20.
In the third set, the ‘Dogs led 7-1 but a 9-2 run by BC gave the Swedes the momentum which they used to out lean Mac, winning 25-23.
Set number four was another tight contest with the two clubs trading leads multiple times. Bethany scored five of the last seven to take the set and match 25-21 and 3-1, respectively.
Taryn Lee posted an incredible 24 kills on the night, setting a new career record; the number puts her second on the all-time MC list. Lee took 38 swings and had just three errors for a .553 kill percentage; she also added in seven block assists for a total of 27.5 points.
Leading the dig department was libero Emily Warner who had 27 in the match.
Mac’s next contest will come this Saturday in the LaQuinta-KWU Volleyball Invitational. The team will play four matches in two days beginning with Montana Tech on September 5th at 12:00 p.m. (CT) Live video of the tournament can be found here.
McPherson College is a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member school and a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.