|McPherson (Kan.) (20-10, 13-8)||25||24||25||25||3|
|York College (3-30, 2-19)||16||26||15||23||1|
|McPherson (Kan.)||Indv. Leaders||York College|
|#10 Lexi Kite - 19||Kills||#17 Molly Little - 20|
|#8 Devrie Sombers - 2||Blocks||None|
|#10 Lexi Kite - 21||Digs||#10 Delaney Woods - 16|
|#11 Jessica Sanders - 3||Aces||2 Players (#5,#9) - 2|
|McPherson (Kan.)||Team Statistics||York College|
YORK - York College was looking for the upset on Wednesday night to send off their seniors in style. However, a tough McPherson College Bulldogs team had different things in mind as they won the match in four 25-16, 24-26, 25-15, 25-23.
After a tough first match where the Bulldgos controlled things the Panthers stepped up their game in set two. In a game where both teams battle back and forth and the score was tied four different times the Panthers made a big comeback when they were down 22-18. A kill by Halie Ewing (SR/Liberty, Mo) followed by a Bulldog ball handling error had the Panthers within two. Kylie Wroot (SR/North Platte, Neb) and Cassidy Wilson (SO/Moore, Okla) had back-to-back kills to tie the game at 22. Two points were added on McPherson's side to force a timeout by York coach Erin Freeman. Wroot added another kill off of Jolene Herzog (JR/Pullman, Wash)'s assist and a big block by Wilson and Molly Little (FR/Billings, Mont) tied the game back up at 24. Ewing and Little were tasked with the attacks this time and finished them in style to give York the 26-24 win.
The third set belonged to the Bulldgos, just like the first, but the fourth was a nail biter again as the Panthers looked to battle back again. Another game that saw four ties throughout came down to the end. York battled within two late at 18-20 before a back and forth final few points saw the Panthers fall 25-23.
Molly Little had a career high 20 kills with a .462 hitting percentage. Ewing added 13 kills and 10 digs. Herzog had 52 assists, a new career high, and five Panthers had double digit digs, led by Delaney Woods (SR/York, Neb) 16.
The Panthers finish their season on Saturday as they travel to Tabor College. York falls to 3-30 on the season.