TC volleyball seeded second in KCAC

The Tabor College volleyball team won its final two regular-season games to finish second in the KCAC behind Ottawa with a 20-2 record, 23-8 overall.

York—Tabor swept the Panthers Saturday to end the regular season. The Blue­jays’ hitting percentage increased with each set.

Tabor gutted out a 25-23 win in Set 1, hitting .267 with 19 kills. Neither team led by more than three. Tabor built a 7-4 lead only to see York claim it, 9-7. Late in the set, York led 22-19, but Tabor burst to the finish with a 6-1 run. Amy Horner recorded three kills during that stretch.

Tabor won Set 2, 25-15, while hitting .306 with 16 kills. The Bluejays led from start to finish, jumping to a 10-0 start behind the serving of Megan Voth. Miranda Leibold recorded three kills to fuel the fire. Tabor ended the set on a 4-0 run, thanks to kills by Leibold, Horner and Kim Hockley.

The Bluejays won Set 3, 25-17, hitting .355 with 15 kills. This time, York took an early, 5-1 lead, but Tabor tied the game at 9 with a kill by Leibold. The Bluejays later turned a 12-10 deficit into a 17-12 advantage and never trailed again.

Horner led the attack with 14 kills. Voth had 27 assists. Loewen and Horner each had 10 digs.

Oklahoma Wesleyan—Tabor defeated the Eagles, 3-1 Monday. The Bluejays won Set 1, 25-21, recording a .200 hitting percentage with 10 kills. Tena Loewen had four of them.

Tabor struggled in a 25-18 Set 2 loss, managing just four kills while making eight attack errors. The Bluejays never led in the set.

Tabor rebounded with its most productive attack in a 25-22 Set 3 victory. The Blue­jays hit .286 with 15 kills and polished the victory with consecutive kills by Keeley Kroeker and Amy Horner.

The Bluejays earned the win with a 25-20 victory in Set 4. Tabor hit .147 with 11 kills, including back-to-back kills by Loewen and Mir­anda Leibold to end the set.

Loewen led the attack with 13 kills. Megan Voth had 18 assists. Ali Jost had 20 digs.

Coming—As the No. 2 seed, Tabor was scheduled to host No. 7 Univer­sity of Saint Mary Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the KCAC tournament. The tournament will conclude Saturday. Semifinal games are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The championship is set for 7 p.m.

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