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Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 13, 2017
Southwestern (Kan.)2316110
Tabor College2525253
Hillsboro, KS
Southwestern (Kan.)Indv. LeadersTabor College
#3 Catabrean Baumann - 6Kills 2 Players (#12,#19) - 11
#4 Lezlee Dixon - 2Blocks 2 Players (#8,#12) - 4
2 Players (#2,#3) - 12Digs #1 Ali Jost - 19
2 Players (#3,#16) - 1Aces #10 Haley Falk - 2
Southwestern (Kan.)Team StatisticsTabor College
0.064Hitting %: 0.272
2.0Blocks: 6.0
55Digs: 64
2Aces: 4

HILLSBORO, Kan. – The Southwestern College volleyball team watched a potential upset bid of a perennial Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference contender slip away in the late sets Wednesday evening. The Lady Builders fell to the Bluejays of Tabor College in three sets (25-23, 25-16, 25-11) inside Tabor Gymnasium in Hillsboro.

Junior setter Catabrean Baumann led Southwestern (2-7, 0-3 KCAC) in every major statistical category. The Tulsa, Okla., native finished with a team-best six kills on a team-high 19 attempts. She finished just four kills shy of her first triple-double of the season thanks to a team-leading 14 assists and 12 digs, which tied for a team-high with sophomore libero Rylie Ingram.

Amy Horner and Kendra Kroeker led Tabor (8-4, 3-0 KCAC) with 11 kills each.

The Lady Builders were held to an .064 attack percentage as a team. Southwestern put down 25 kills on 110 attempts, and served just two aces in the match.

Southwestern gave the Jays everything they wanted, and maybe a bit more in the first set. Back-to-back Tabor attack errors gave the Lady Builders a quick 2-0 lead. Southwestern held the lead until the 18-18 mark, and led by as many as three on two occasions. Tabor made a late run, and took a 23-20 lead late in the set, only to watch the Lady Builders use kills from Baumann and Alyxandra Blaker to pull back within 24-22, but the Bluejays put down the final kill of the set, and claimed a 1-0 advantage with a 25-22 first-set victory.

It was all Tabor from there. The Jays used a 12-3 run midway through the second set to take control of the frame en route to a 25-16 win, then closed the match by winning the final set, 25-11.

Wednesday's loss drops Southwestern to 2-7 on the season, and 0-3 in KCAC play. The early road through the conference won't get any easier, as the arch-rival Falcons of Friends University will make their annual visit to Stewart Field House Saturday evening. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.

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