By Qae Clark
The three Southwestern College Moundbuilders who had a standout performance in the volleyball game versus McPherson were Deardin Kelley, junior outside hitter, Kayln Beel, junior right side hitter and Kiralyah Jones, freshman outside hitter.
Jones, from Ontario, Toronto, had multiple scores in the first set. Beel, from El Dorado, had multiple spikes in the first set to help keep the Moundbuilders in the game. The game became a back-and-fourth game. The score was tied at 22 in the first set. The Moundbuilders then fell behind 27-26 and fell short to the Bulldogs 28-26.
At the beginning of the second set, SC was up 9-3. Jones had multiple spikes and saves to help the Moundbuilders build an early lead. Kelley, from Carl Junction, Mo., came up with some big kill shots to help maintain the lead. The Moundbuilders won the set with a score of 25-20.
To start the third set, Jones had great spikes to spark an early 8 to 4 lead. Kelley had multiple kill shots. The Moundbuilders kept the lead and won the third set 25-21.
Once the fourth set started, the Moundbuilders fell behind 9-1 and seemed sluggish. McPherson seemed full of energy. The score jumped to 15-5. The Moundbuilders got a spark from Catabrean Baumann, senior setter, and fought back to get the score to 10-17. The Southwestern College Moundbuilders couldn’t quite get it together in the fourth set, and they fell short with a score of 25-15.
In the fifth set, the Moundbuilders fell short to the McPherson Bulldogs 15-10.
Jones said, “They could’ve done better throughout the last set.”
Carolina Garbato, volleyball head coach, said “She felt the girls got tired, and they have things to work on.”
Qae Clark a freshman majoring in communication. You may email him at email@example.com.