It was only a conference game – though, admittedly, against rival Sterling College – but a casual observer might have thought it was the championships from the explosive tension in the room as Tabor’s volleyball team pulled out a 3-2 comeback victory Thursday.
The Bluejays came out flat and stayed that way in the first two games, a luxury they could not afford against a tough Sterling team. Tabor lost, 17-25, 22-25.
The third game started out looking the same, but Tabor found its stride and fought back to a 27-25 win. They held off Sterling for a tight 26-24 win in the fourth game.
Events took a turn for the worse as they began the critical fifth game, as Tabor trailed. But the Bluejays found their spark late in the game, fueled by a stellar performance from senior Tina Frick, who had 31 kills on the night.
The win puts Tabor at 6-5 for the season. They are scheduled to play McPherson College at home Wednesday.