ORIGINALLY WRITTEN MICHAEL BRENDEMUEHL
The Tabor College volleyball team took a solid early step toward a conference title by beating preseason favorite and natural rival Bethel Thursday in Hillsboro.
The Bluejays lost the opening game to the Threshers, 15-30, but came back to win the next three, 31-29, 30-27, 30-21, in the best-out-of-five format.
Bluejay coach Amy Ratzlaff said: “I am excited about how (the Bluejays) turned the match around after the first game. It shows a lot of fight.”
The Bluejays were led in kills by Angela Kroeker with 16. Leading the team in assists was Sara Haggard with an average of 12.75 per game. Laura Campbell had the most blocks with nine.
Next Tuesday, Tabor will travel to Salina to take on the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes. On Thursday, the Bluejays will hit the road to take on the Ottawa Braves.