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Season Comes to a Close for Swede Volleyball


Hillsboro, Kan. ( – Bethany traveled to Tabor College for the first round KCAC tournament game Tuesday, November 7 to battle the #8 seeded Bluejays.


Set one started with both teams going point for point until Tabor went on a four-point run on the Swedes to gain a lead of three at 9-6. The Swedes responded by tying up the set at 10-10. Both teams would again trade points with several ties at 12-12, 13-13, and 15-15. Closely matched, both teams battled to gain an advantage over the other. Tabor managed to get the upper hand leading by one point at 25-24, win by two. Bethany held on but weren’t able to stop the Bluejays who took the set 27-25.

Set two set the stage for all out war between Bethany and Tabor. The Swedes led the beginning of the set until the Bluejays tied the set up at 7-7. Tabor found their rhythm and dominated the net going on run to lead the set by five at 14-9.  The Swedes struggled to find their footing which allowed the Bluejays to continue to push and extend their lead to nine at 22-13. Bethany regrouped and chipped away at the lead but Tabor took the second set 25-20.

Set three could be described as sudden death for the Swedes who needed to win in order to stay alive in the match. The Swedes once again led the beginning of the set and gained an advantage of four points at 8-4. Unfortunately for Bethany, Tabor managed to come back and take the lead after tying up the set at 10-10. The Bluejays went on a four-point run at 14-10. The Swedes adjusted but couldn’t quite get a run going, only scoring one or two points at a time and then quickly siding out to the Bluejays. Tabor went on to take the set, 25-18.

Notable stats from this game include, 9 kills by Autry Satica, 4 blocks by Atlantis Jamerson, and 18 digs by Michelle Acevedo.

This lost marked the end of the season for the Swedes who finished 5-8 in conference.