TC volleyball 1-4 for the week

The Bluejays faced stiff competition at the Springfield tournament Friday and Saturday, going 0-4 over the course of the two-day event.
The Bluejays opened with a 3-1 loss to College of the Ozarks (25-23, 24-26, 18-25, 22-25) Friday, a team receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 poll. Tena Loewen led the attack at the net with 11 kills. She also recorded two solo blocks. Kelsea Brittain had 18 assists, and Whitney Maple led with three service aces and 27 digs.
Central Methodist College took the second game of the day, 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-15). Sydney Peitz and Madison Hoover each contributed seven kills. Brittain added 14 assists and two ace serves. Maple had 21 digs.
On Saturday, Missouri Valley College claimed a 3-0 victory over Tabor (25-16, 25-23, 25-21). Loewen led with 10 kills. Megan Voth tallied 14 assists and two service aces. Maple added 24 digs.
Evangel, also receiving votes, then claimed a 3-0 victory over the Bluejays to conclude the tournament (25-13, 25-12, 25-17). Loewen and Sydney Peitz each had five kills, Voth recorded nine assists and three ace serves, and Maple had 14 digs.
Southwestern?Tabor enjoyed a strong start to conference play with a 3-0 victory over the Moundbuilders Wednesday (25-15, 25-20, 25-22).
Tena Loewen paved the way with a game-high 17 kills in 42 attempts for an overall hitting percentage of .286. She also contributed three service aces.
Kelsea Brittain aided the effort with 20 assists, while Whitney Maple had 16 digs. Daniele Wendland had the team?s only solo block.
Coming?Tabor (1-0, 4-9) will resume conference play by hosting Bethel (1-0, 3-7) tonight at 7 p.m.

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