Written by Katie Morford Wednesday, 10 October 2012 20:42
Looking to pick up another win in second round, the Tabor volleyball team fell just short tonight, giving up a sweep to the visiting defending KCAC champions Kansas Wesleyan University.
The Bluejays lost a back-and-forth first match, 22-25. They allowed the Coyotes an early lead, but crept back in the game mid-way through. Two straight kills and an ace from Hollister Wolf tied it up, 19-19, and moments later Tabor took the lead. But the come-back win was not to be, as two Tabor serves hit the net, allowing KWU back in the set, and Bluejay errors in the final minutes gave up the second game, 24-26. Tabor struggled right out of the gate in the third set, looking tired and off-balance, and let Kansas Wesleyan take a lead it would keep for its 17-25 match victory.
Tabor got a big night from freshman hitter Katelin Horstick, who led the Bluejay attack with 13 kills and also had a solo block on defense. Junior hitter Katie Vogts also made double digit kills with 10, while classmate Jessie Vogts chipped in seven kills. Junior setter Hollister Wolf put up 30 assists to help the Bluejays to 33 total kills in the match.
Wolf also helped out on defense, adding six digs to the double-digit numbers from Amy Jo Maphet, who had 15 digs, and Katie Vogts, who recorded 10 digs. Katie Vogts also had one solo block.
With the loss, Tabor falls to 6-5 in the KCAC and 10-8 overall, while the Coyotes improve to 9-2, 17-11 overall.