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Gibson competes at NCAA volleyball tournament with Bluffton

| November 15, 2016

WHITEWATER, Wis. – River View High School graduate Jessie Gibson and her Bluffton University volleyball team competed in the NCAA Div III Tournament. They earned an automatic bid by winning the Heartland Conference Tournament Title. Unfortunately, their magical ride come to an end in the NCAA Regional Semifinals when number 16 Washington (Mo.) used a blistering .402 hitting percentage in the three-set sweep on Nov. 11. Bluffton wrapped up its season with a 24-9 mark.

Erin Weisgarber (Bolivar/Tuscarawas) and sister Lauren paced the Bluffton attackers with seven kills apiece. Erin hit .462 with 17 assists and 10 pickups. Sydney Mohler (Lima/Central/Catholic) also came up with 10 digs, while fellow junior Becca Tourney (Columbia City, Ind.) fired a team-high three aces. Gibson (Warsaw/River View) and Mackenzie McFarlin (Ashland) were in on five and three blocks, respectively.

McFarlin finished her career number two on the all-time kills list with 1,367 putdowns and fellow senior Lauren Weisgarber knocked down 945 kills (17th all-time). The decorated seniors went 9-0 in the Heartland Conference Tournament before leading the Beavers to their first-ever NCAA Regional victory.


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