By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com


ROSE HILL – It was a long evening for the McPherson High junior varsity volleyball team as they traveled to Rose Hill and went three sets in both matches against host Rose Hill and Augusta before bringing home one win and one loss for the trip.

Against Rose Hill, the Lady Bullpups scored a 25=16 first set victory before falling in two straight hard-fought sets (17-25, 19-25) to lose the match.

McPherson began their match with Augusta in much the same way, winning set one (25-17) before losing the second set (23-25) before scoring a battle win (25-21) in the third set and get the split for the day.

“Setter Kaylee Zietlow and outside hitter Lexi Kynaston ran the floor tonight,” said Junior Varsity Coach Melissa Bradshaw. “They worked hard to keep our team emotionally and mentally engaged in the match. I was also very proud of freshman Kelcy Bergstrom who made her junior varsity debut tonight. She played with a lot of confidence. As a team we still need to work on being mentally engaged the whole time. We let our opponents make large runs, and often let them come back while we have the lead. I know we can learn from tonight moving forward with our season.”

Next up for the Lady Bullpup junior varsity volleyball squad will be Tuesday, September 17 when they travel to El Dorado for a triangular with El Dorado and Ausgusta.

Lady Bullpup Volleyball Individual Stats:

Against Rose Hill (25-16, 17-25, 19-25, loss):

Kelcy Bergstrom had 2 digs and 1 kill

Sophia Herrera had 3 digs, 5 kills and 2 aces

Lexi Kynaston had 6 digs and 2 kills

Megan Lulloff had 6 digs, 11 kills and 5 aces

Maliya Paine had 2 digs and 2 aces

Avery Strathman had 2 digs, 1 kill and 2 aces

Kaylee Zietlow had 1 dig, 2 aces and 22 assists

Against Augusta (25-17, 23-25, 25-21, Win):

Bergstrom had 4 digs, 2 kills and 1 ace

Herrera had 4 digs

Lexi Kynaston had 4 digs, 6 kills and 2 aces

Lulloff had 4 digs, 7 kills and 1 ace

Paine had 2 digs

Strathman had 1 dig and 2 aces

Zietlow had 1 dig, 1 kill, 2 aces and 14 assists


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