TC tops Sterling 3-0

The Tabor College Bluejays volleyball team handled most everything the Sterling College Warriors hit at them Wednesday night in Hillsboro, winning in three games: 25-15, 25-17, 25-20. After the junior varsity utterly dismantled the Warriors, the varsity Jays unleashed an 15-7 stretch to transform a 10-8 advantage into a first-game victory.

Tina Frick's solo block and consecutive kills prompted a Sterling timout at 19-12, but the Warriors struggled to counter the impact the junior hitter made. After Frick finished the opener with a cannon shot angled toward the line to her left, Sterling melted down. The Warriors sputtered into a 5-1 deficit before Frick's first serve in the second game, after which Tabor held an 8-3 lead. It proved insurmountable, as Tabor developed an 18-7 advantage en route to a 2-0 lead in the match.

But Sterling found ways to score in bunches throughout the night, and was most intense during the third game. Although Tabor never trailed, the Warriors did not allow the Bluejays lead to exceed five until after tying it at 17-17. But during Crosson's serve, Tabor rattled off six straight points including two Gina Hullet kills.

Tabor's next action is 1 p.m. Friday at Saint Mary. The Bluejays also play non-conference games as part of the Sister Madonna Classic at 5 p.m. Friday as well as 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

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