Bluejays prevail in two 5-set matches

The Tabor volleyball team battled two conference opponents to five sets last week and came away with two victories to improve to 12-2 in the KCAC and 20-6 overall.

Kansas Wesleyan?Fri?day?s matchup went to five sets in Salina, but Tabor prevailed in the end over a Coyote team receiving votes in the NAIA?Coaches? Top 25 poll.

The Coyotes won Set 1, 25-17, but Tabor answered with a 25-23 victory in Set 2. The Bluejays kept the momentum going, winning Set 3, 25-22, before dropping a 25-18 loss to the Coyotes in the fourth set. In the fifth set, Tabor defeated Kansas Wesleyan, 15-11.

Katie Kaufman led the attack with 22 kills. Jessie Vogts added 13 and Katelin Horstick 11. KCAC Setter of the Week Holli Wolf had 58 assists, and Amy Jo Maphet contributed 20 digs. Horstick and Courtney Erwin each managed a solo block.

Ottawa?Tabor and Ottawa played to five sets Wednesday, but the Bluejays prevailed in the end.

Tabor won Set 1, 25-20, but Ottawa rebounded to win Set 2, 25-15. The Bluejays regained the upper hand with a 25-20 win in Set 3, but Ottawa evened the count with a 25-22 win in Set 4.

Tabor won the final set, 15-12.

Courtney Erwin led Tabor with 13 kills. Holli Wolf had 43 assists, and Amy Jo Maphet finished with 25 digs. Erwin and Jessie Vogts each had one solo block.

Coming?Tabor (12-2, 20-6) hosts University of Saint Mary (3-10, 9-20) tonight at 7 p.m. In a key showdown, the Bluejays will host Friends (12-1, 22-8) at 7 p.m. Monday.

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