By William for

EL DORADO – It was a tale of two matches on Tuesday in El Dorado for the McPherson High junior varsity volleyball team as they lost a heartbreaking match with Buhler before bouncing back to beat host El Dorado.

The Lady Bullpups lost both ends of a three-set match to start the night out with Buhler, losing the first and third set by the identical score of 22-25, but scoring a commanding win in the middle set 25-14.

“We accomplished some really great things tonight,” noted Lady Bullpup junior varsity Coach Melissa Bradshaw. “In practice we have been working on defense and being in position on the court. I though tonight was our best defensive effort all season. Unfortunately, in our match against Buhler our errors outweigh our effort at times. My team knows that I keep track of times where we just don’t put forth enough effort during plays and we discussed it after match one. After that we had a massive turnaround.”

Against host El Dorado, McPherson let them give them a battle, but the Lady Bullpups prevailed in straight sets 25-20, 25-18.

“Our energy and effort were unmatched by El Dorado and we finished them in two sets,” added Coach Bradshaw as she concluded her post-match reflections. “(Sophie) Herrera and (Megan) Lulloff lead our team in kills tonight with 15 each while (Avery) Strathman finished the night with seven blocks which was a season high for her. (Maliya) Paine stepped in and made some big serving runs when we needed it most. And as always, Lexi and Kelcie Kynaston were solid for us in the back row by tallying 42 digs together in two matches. It was a great all-around effort.”

Next up for the Lady Bullpup junior varsity spikers will be a triangular on the road at Wellington with Wellington and Mulvane on Tuesday, October 15.



Vs. Buhler – lost 22-25, 25-14, 22-25

Vs. El Dorado – Won 25-20, 25-18


Vs. Buhler:

Kelcy Bergstrom had 2 kills and 2 digs.

Sophia Herrera had 5 kills, 1 ace and 12 digs.

Kelcie Kynaston had 1 kill and 6 digs.

Lexi Kynaston had 1 kill and 13 digs.

Megan Lulloff had 9 kills, 1 ace and 4 digs.

Maliya Paine had 1 ace.

Avery Strathman had 5 kills, 3 stuff blocks, 3 aces and 2 digs.

Kaylee Zeitlow had 5 digs and 23 assists.

Vs. El Dorado:

Kelcy Bergstrom had 1 dig.

Sophia Herrera had 10 kills and 9 digs.

Kelcie Kynaston had 4 kills, 1 ace and 3 digs.

Lexi Kynaston had 1 kill and 20 digs.

Megan Lulloff had 6 kills and 6 digs.

Maliya Paine had 2 aces and 3 digs.

Avery Strathman had 5 kills, 1 stuff block and 1 dig.

Kaylee Zeitlow had 2 aces, 4 digs and 20 assists.

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