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Volley Wildcats win Both Saturday Matches in Milligan Mountain Madness

Bethel University, McKenzie, Tenn.


Volley Cats win Both Saturday Matches in Milligan Mountain Madness

MILLIGAN, Tenn.   (August 27, 2022) – The Bethel University Lady Wildcats wrapped up their play Saturday in the Milligan Mountain Madness in Milligan Tennessee. After splitting two games Friday the Cats bounced with two impressive victories. With the wins, the Cats are off to their best start since 2016 at 7-1. 

In tight sets against Keiser, the Cats prevailed 3-0 winning 25-20, 25-20 and 25-23. Hannah McGowan had 15 kills and 12 digs. Nayeli Vilchez had 39 assists while Sami Parker had 14 digs. 

Bethel dominated in their closing match beating St. Andrews 3-0, winning 25-16, 25-18 and 25-15. McGowan had 12 kills, Vilchez had 18 assists and Parker had nine digs. 

With her 27 kills on the day, McGowan, the New Orleans native became the program leader in kills surpassing Eloisa Sales who had 1, 172. McGowan has 1, 175. Her 20 digs on the day moved her to second on the all-time digs list. 

Parker was named to the all-tournament team. 

Coach Starla Cupples commented on the weekend. “It was another successful   weekend. Friday we were a bit inconsistent and dropped game two. It was a wake-up call that we must have everyone, every day. Saturday was a better showing and were able to control the games better. I told the ladies to focus on us and how they each can improve.” Cupples added, “We are really happy for Hannah as she had had a great career for us and the numbers certainly back that up.” 

The Wildcats return to action Tuesday in Nashville meeting Fisk at 7 p.m. 

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