Record: 7-18 Home: 4-4 Away: 1-7 Neutral: 2-7 KCAC: 6-9
Photo by Tracy Adams
Photo by Tracy Adams
(RV)Kansas Wesleyan
Volleyball - Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Bethany volleyball team fell tonight in the rivalry battle with the Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan. After winning the first set, the Swedes fell in the next three to lose the match. 

The Swedes came out strong in set one, stringing together small runs to get a hearty lead early in the set. However, the Coyotes started to make a comeback with a small four-point run. From here, the Swedes broke away and finished off the game with the help of runs of the back of Caitlin Boden's, senior middle blocker, and Kim Stringer's, senior hitter, serving. The Swedes put away at the game with their largest lead of nine, winning 25-16.

In the second set, the Coyotes evened things outs with the teams exchanging small runs from the beginning. However, KWU started to pull away as they kept pushing points and the Swedes only notched one point at a time. The Coyotes pulled away, winning the game 25-25.

In the next two sets, the Coyotes came out strong and kept the Swedes at bay. In the third set, KWU put the Swedes away 25-14. However, the Swedes made a late game run in the fourth set, coming within six points. But the Coyotes were able to put the game away winning the set, 25-19. This gave the Coyotes the match, 3-1.

The Details. . .

Stringer led the Swede offense with 13 kills. The senior was followed by Azucena Duarte, senior hitter, with nine kills.

Defensively, Christina Garcia, freshman middle blocker, led the front row, getting in on four blocks. The Bethany team totaled seven blocks in the match.

In the back row, Conner Stolley, senior libero, commanded the Swedes with 24 digs.

Up Next . . .

The Swedes continue conference play traveling to McPherson on Wednesday, October 11. First serve is set for 7 p.m.

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