Bears Volleyball Bounces Back At Home


The Bears Celebrate Winning A Set

After losing three straight matches on the road to Northeast, Neb., Metropolitan, Neb., and Neosho County, Kan. community colleges, the Bears were cheered on by a home crowd to victory Wednesday night defeating the NIACC Trojans by 3-1 sets.

Sophomore Gill Tupper and freshman Cailey Schaa combined for 51 assists to set up their teammates, Tupper having 28 and Schaa 23. Freshman Daiton Martin led the Bears with 14 digs.

The Bears’ aggressive front line helped fuel the win – the Trojans were held under 20 points in each of the final three sets in part due to the Bears 12 total blocks to NIACC’s three. Sophomore Peyton Parker led DMACC with 16 kills, sophomore Madison Paulsen and freshmen Amber Dilsaver and Tahjanique Haire chipped in with 15, 9, and 8 kills, respectively.

Parker spoke to DMACC’s ability at the net, saying the superior play is because “Everyone [playing up front] can put a ball down … so the blocker can’t key in on any one person.”


Parker Rises For The Kill

This win raises DMACC to 7-1 in conference play and into second place in the ICCAC volleyball standings. This weekend the Bears travel to Champaign, Ill. to compete in the Parkland College Invitational. DMACC has two games Friday and two Saturday against Vincennes, Ind., #13 Lincoln Land, Ill., John A. Logan, Ill., and #2 Owens, Ohio, colleges.

Parker said the Bears are looking forward to competing in the event because they won both games they played in their last tournament earlier this month. The Bears won’t return to Boone until Friday, October 5 when they host the DMACC Invitational.

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