ANDALE—The McPherson High School ninth-grade volleyball team took a road trip Thursday to Andale and returned home with just one win in three matches it what turned out to be three lengthy, hard fought battles.

Despite a gritty, tough fought first set, 31-29 victory over host Andale to start the quad, the Lady Pups could not hold back the Indians in the final two sets, losing 18-25, 12-15.

Once again in match number two on the day against Circle, the Lady Pups won the first match, 25-16, before dropping the final two sets 24-26, 8-15 for another loss.

Finally getting things turned around in the final match of the day with Wellington, McPherson once again took a victory in the first set, 25-19, before dropping the second set 19-25 and rebounding in set three for a 15-8 victory and a match win.

The 9th grade Lady Pups will return to the court on Thursday, Sept. 8 when they play host to a triangular with Circle and Mulvane.

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