Tabor volleyball sweeps Evangel tourney, 4-0

Tabor College claimed a four-game sweep at the Evangel Classic in Spring­field, Mo., over the weekend.

“We had an outstanding weekend of volleyball,” coach Amy Ratzlaff said. “We have played at the Evangel Classic for 10 years and this is the first time we have gone 4-0 for the weekend against really good competition.

In their first match, the Bluejays defeated Saint Louis 25-13, 25-17, 25-20. Amy Horner led Tabor’s attack with 16 kills and Kendra Kroeker added 10. Megan Voth led the Bluejays with 36 assists, and Kroeker contributed a team-high 10 digs.

In their second match, they knocked off College of the Ozarks, 22-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 15-12. Horner led Tabor with 30 kills with Jessanna Nebel contributing 14. Voth offered 33 assists and Horner added a team-high 21 digs.

Tabor then defeated the host team, Evangel Univer­sity, 28-26, 25-14, 25-22. Horner recorded 17 kills and Jessanna Nebel added 10 to lead the attack. Voth contributed 15 assists and Horner led Tabor with 22 digs.

Tabor completed a sweep with an 18-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-21 win over Peru State College.

The Bluejays had three players with double-digit kills in the four-set match: Kroeker led with 13, Horner added 12 and Nebel 11. Voth recorded 23 assists and Horner 30 digs to lead the team.

“We have played solid defense all season, but this weekend our offense stepped it up a notch or two,” Ratzlaff said. “We had solid performances from all positions and we had such a great time on the court.”

Bethany—Before leaving for Missouri, Tabor opened KCAC play with a 25-19, 25-18, 25-21 win at home against the Swedes.

Amy Horner recorded 12 kills to lead Tabor. Megan Voth finished with a team-high 19 assists and Horner led the team with 15 digs.

Coming—Tabor will return to KCAC play tonight when the Bluejays host Southwestern (2-6) for a 7 p.m. start.

On Friday, Tabor will hit the road for conference matchup with Sterling (4-5) at 6 p.m., then return home Monday, Sept. 18, against the University of Saint Mary (4-4) at 7 p.m.