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Volleyball Bulldogs Pick Up Pair of Sweeps

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McPHERSON, Kan. (MacBulldogs.com) — The McPherson College Bulldogs are officially on a winning streak following a pair of sweeps over Central Christian College on Friday night (Sep. 29) and at Friends University Saturday (Sep. 30).

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN

The Tigers led in the opening set by as many as 11-7, but the Bulldogs pulled even with a 6-2 burst that included kills by Bridget McHugh and Zoe Fernandez. The teams would trade points until kills by Zoe Fernandez and Hadley Waldren gave the Bulldogs the 25-23 win.

MC dominated the second set, hitting .500 as a team and finishing with 16 kills to cruise to a 25-11 set win.

Errors plagued the Bulldogs in the third set helping the Tigers to keep it close, but Waldren and Petra Fernandez took matters in their own hands to put the Bulldogs on top 25-23, and gave them their second sweep of the week.

Alex Pak led the Bulldogs offensively with a season-high 12 kills, including five kills in the third set. Zoe Fernandez and Petra Fernandez each had eight kills, while McHugh and Waldren added seven kills apiece. Raegin Bromenshenkel and Jaden Polovina each had 17 assists for the Bulldogs, while Moriah Delgado finished with 21 digs.

FRIENDS

The Bulldogs (12-5, 2-2 KCAC) put on a clinic knocking off the Falcons on Saturday, hitting .382 as a team, and finishing with 18 kills in each of the first two sets.

MC jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the opening set, then cruised to a 25-20 win. In the second set, the Bulldogs grabbed an early 12-3 lead before kills by Waldren and Zoe Fernandez gave MC the 25-14 win.

The Bulldogs scored the first six points in the third set to take another early lead, then held the Falcons to just five kills to win 25-9.

Pak again led the Bulldogs with 12 kills, while Becca Steffen added 11 kills and Waldren finished with ten kills. Polovina paced the team with 25 assists, and Bromenshenkel added 14 assists. Delgado finished with 18 digs.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday (Oct. 4) when they travel to North Newton, Kan. to take on Bethel College.

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