FREMONT, Neb. – It took just a little over sixty minutes for No. 8 Midland University to sweep past York College on Wednesday night (25-21, 25-7, 25-15). The Warriors improved to 7-1 with the win while the Panthers fall to 2-4.
“I was disappointed in how we came out tonight. We lacked focus and intensity in the first set,” commented head coach Paul Giesselmann. “I was happy with how we responded after winning the first set. We started playing team defense. Our blocking was good tonight and we got some offense from our middles and outsides.”
In the first set Midland had a match high five errors but still managed to hit .278 for the set. York on the other side of the net was held to a .000 percentage. For the game the Panthers would dip into the negative, hitting -.022%. The Warriors would see their number climb each set, hitting .311 over the three sets.
Offensively Maddie Wieseler led the team with nine kills. Sydney Morehouse and Taylor Petersen were close behind with eight and seven respectively.
Defensively Taliyah Flores led the team with 15 digs. At the net Wieseler, Morehouse and Maggie Hiatt each had a solo block. Hiatt added a team high four block assists.
“We’ve got to continue raise our level of play. We’ve got a tough weekend ahead of us and we’ll need to be focused and ready to play with three straight matches against top ten ranked teams.”
Midland (7-1) will travel to St. Louis, Missouri to take on No. 5 Viterbo, No. 9 Lindsey Wilson, and No. 4 Missouri Baptist on Friday and Saturday. Play begins on Friday at 12:00 p.m. in the Spartan Invitational.