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McPherson, Kan. – The MC volleyball team picked up their second-straight win on Wednesday as they held off the Moundbuilders of Southwestern College 3-2.  The Lady ‘Dogs are now 6-4 on the year and 1-1 in conference.

The first set of the match went McPherson’s way from the beginning; Mac coasted to a 25-17 win.  Set number two was a different story as SWC came out strong and got up on the Bulldogs; MC tried a late push but fell short, losing 25-22.  The third set went much like the first, the Lady ‘Dogs took a commanding lead early on and then cruised to a 25-17 finish.  In the fourth, Southwestern used adrenaline fueled by a couple quick rallies to force a fifth set; they won the fourth 25-19.  McPherson trailed early in the final set but six-straight points late pushed them over the edge as they came out on top 15-10.

Cortlyne Huppe was in beast-mode early on and ended the match with 17 kills and just one error; she also recorded four total blocks.  Taryn Lee hit double-digits in kills as well, logging 10 on 25 attempts; she led the team in blocks with five.  Setters Taylor Johnson and Phoebe Barton netted a combined 48 assists with Johnson tallying 28.  Emily Warner dug up 27 to lead the team.

McPherson is off this weekend and will have their next match in a week as they travel to Hillsboro, Kansas to face Tabor College on September 17th; match time is 7:00 p.m.

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McPherson College is a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member school and a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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