Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:15
It was a rough week for the Tabor College volleyball team, taking a one-two punch from tough conference opponents Sept. 17 and Saturday, then coming up short with its third straight KCAC loss.
The losses dropped the Bluejays to 5-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Ottawa—The Bluejays hit the road Saturday to take on one of the top teams in the conference, but lost, 17-25, 23-25, 19-25.
Katie Vogts and Jessie Vogts led Tabor in kills with 10 and 7 kills, respectively. Jessica Wollenberg and Katelin Horstick each added five.
Hollister Wolf recorded 25 assists and helped Tabor to 29 team kills. She added six digs to Amy Jo Maphet’s 10 digs to help anchor the defense.
Kansas Wesleyan—Tabor lost in three games to defending KCAC champion Kansas Wesleyan on the road Monday, 24-26, 23-25, 23-25. Losing the match by a combined six points was a tough pill to swallow.
“We’re better than we played tonight,” coach Amy Ratzlaff said. “It’s learning about ourselves and who we are as a team. We’re not frustrated, we just have a bigger to-do list, and we’re ready to do better.”
Katelin Horstick and Jessie Vogts led the Bluejay with 10 kills. Katie Vogts chipped in nine. Hollister Wolf recorded 29 assists to set up total 38 team kills.
Amy Jo Maphet led the defense with nine digs. Horstick and Shelby Spencer each recorded two total blocks.
“We just need to be bold at the end of the match, and if we make errors, we make errors,” Ratzlaff said. “That’s fine. You just can’t play to be careful, and we won’t anymore. I’m sure of it.”
Coming—The Bluejays were scheduled to play a conference match with Bethany College Monday, before taking on at KCAC rival Bethel College Thursday and returning to host Saint Mary Saturday.