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McMurry Volleyball splits at day 1 of NCCAA National Tourney

Published On: Dec 05 2013 05:37:17 PM CST


The McMurry University volleyball team finished with a 1-1 record at the first day of the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association Division I National Championship.

In the afternoon session the War Hawks toppled Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) University 26-24, 25-18, 27-29, 23-25 and 15-12 to win the five-set  marathon.

Trailing 6-5 in the fifth set, Kasi Conners’ kill jump-started a 5-0 run and the War Hawks were up 10-6 before a RWU timeout.

The Redhawks scored two quick points out of the timeout, but the War Hawks responded with three-straight points and a Kelsey Harkins kill closed out the match.

Peyton Evans (Riverton, Utah/Western Texas College) finished with 12 kills and 20 assists to complete the double-double.

Hines (Robinson, Texas/Robinson HS) finished with nine kills and hit a team-high .368. Conners (Abilene, Texas/Abilene HS) chipped in nine kills and five blocks.

There were a total of 16 lead changes.

In the morning session that War Hawks were swept by Azusa Pacific University, 25-15, 26-18 and 25-23.

Hines had eight kills to lead the War Hawks.

McM returns to action tomorrow (Friday) and does battle with Lee (Tenn.) University at 9 a.m. and Bethel (Ind.) College at 1 p.m.

Information for this story provided by McMurry Athletics.