The Tabor College Bluejays avenged an earlier five-set loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan on Friday as they swept the Eagles on Senior Night, 25-15, 26-24, 25-19.
Including the 9-31, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 win versus Friends on Wednesday, the win over OKWU gives Tabor a 17-5 record in the KCAC and 22-9 for the regular season.
It also assures the Bluejays of no worse than the third seed in the upcoming KCAC post-season tournament at Hutchinson.
Against OKWU, sets one and three saw Tabor jump out early, withstand a mini-run by the Eagles to close the gap about midway through the set, then crank up enough fire power in the end to take both somewhat comfortably.
Set 2, however, was a different story. Tabor jumped to an 8-2 lead, but OKWU began to cut into that in a hurry, eventually taking the lead at 14-13 on a Tianna Frazell attack error.
The Eagles built several four-point leads down the stretch, but a kill by Amy Horner began to swing the momentum back in the Jays’ favor. A kill by Kim Hockley followed by an attack error on the Eagles provided for the final margin of two.
For the match, Horner led the Bluejays with 12 kills, while Brooke Holloway and Sydney Peitz registered the top attack percentages, .429 and .364 percent, respectively.
Senior Megan Voth led Tabor with 18 assists and Keeley Kroeker added 17. Ali Jost led the defense with 17 digs for the match.
On offense, Tabor hit .195 percent as a team while holding OKWU to .105 percent.
Coming—Tabor will await the final KCAC matches to determine their opponent for the tournament, but they will open play Thursday at Hutchinson.