LAND O' LAKES — Every match for opponents of Bishop McLaughlin is seemingly being marked down as a big-time game.
With San Diego State commitment Alyssa Mathis wowing crowds with her incredible combination of size and strength, it's no wonder students and fans are flocking to watch the Hurricanes when they're in town.
Bishop McLaughlin controlled most of the match and was able to roll past Sunlake 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20 Tuesday night.
“We get everybody's best game now,” Bishop McLaughlin coach Douglas Chincar said. “They mark us on the schedule, which is new for us. The girls are not used to it.”
Sunlake's best certainly was on display, as the Seahawks (5-3) made sure that every game was played to the fullest.
After Bishop McLaughlin (8-1) took the first two games, Sunlake battled back from a 17-14 deficit in the third to extend the match.
The Seahawks looked like they were going to take the fourth game, but a key ace from the Hurricanes' Casey McColl at 21-19 helped carry Bishop McLaughlin to its eighth win of the season.
Mathis, who is battling a calf injury, finished with a game-high 22 kills and Aileen Hnatiuk chipped in with 13 kills.