Thunder Roll Over Calvary

Belton, MO - After a full week off, the Lady Thunder were back on the road tonight in a Midwest Christian College Conference match up against Calvary University. Calvary jumped out of the gate strong and went on a run as the Thunder struggled to find their rhythm and their bearings in a tough Calvary atmosphere. However, once MCC pulled together and and settled in, there was no stopping them! 

In the first set, the Thunder won 25-17. The middle hitters, Grace Kuenzi and Greta Hinderliter controlled the offense combining for 7 of the teams 15 kills. MCC also finished the first set with 3 aces and 18 digs. 

In the second set, MCC stepped up their serving game and and continued with strong defense picking up the out of sytem balls coming from Calvary, winning the set 25-13.  As a team, the Thunder finished with 12 kills, 3 aces, 21 digs and 1 block. 

In the third and final set, the Thunder started off on an 8-1 run with strong serving from junior setter, Tess Eblin. MCC took the set, and the match, winning 25-13. The team finished with 12 kills, 3 aces, 14 digs and 1 block assist. 

The offense was led by junior middle hitter, Greta Hinderliter who finished with 10 kills and no errors on 14 attempts. The Thunder defense was exceptionally strong tonight, with three players in double digits. Junior outside hitter, Karly Gibbs finished with 14, senior libero Mary Frances McNellis finished with 12 and junior setter Tess Eblin finished with 13. 

While the whole team played well together tonight, the key player for the match was Tess Eblin. Eblin finished with 3 kills, 23 assists, 2 aces, and 13 digs. 

Next up for the Lady Thunder will be another road trip to Iowa. MCC will take on Emmaus Bible College on Friday night and Faith Baptist Bible College on Saturday night. 

MCC Scoreboard

10/16/2018 | Womens Volleyball vs. Calvary University | W, 3-0 
10/13/2018 | Womens Volleyball vs. Trinity Bible College | W, 3-0 
10/12/2018 | Womens Soccer at Ecclesia College | L, 2-1 
10/12/2018 | Mens Soccer vs. Ozark Christian College | W, 2-0 
10/12/2018 | Womens Volleyball vs. Ozark Christian College | W, 3-1