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Doerfler ignores illness for Hawaii Pacific volleyball

By , Columbian Sports Copy Editor and Writer

Hawaii Pacific University middle hitter Haley Doerfler made BYU-Hawaii sick with her performance Thursday.

“It was shades of Michael Jordan’s ‘flu game’ from the 1997 NBA Finals,” the school website wrote of the Prairie High School graduate, who was doubtful to play just a few hours before the match.

“She played, however, and boy, did she make it count,” the site said.

The 6-foot-1 junior tallied 15 kills while hitting .500 on 24 total attacks, with three errors.

Hawaii Pacific (9-2, 3-0 Pacific West Conference) beat the Seasiders (7-1, 2-1), who were ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division II.

“Haley played a great game in the middle as she was able to get us big kills when we needed them,” coach Daryl Kapis said.

Doerfler also made an impact at the net, with four total blocks.

For the season, Doerfler is averaging 1.73 kills and 1.34 blocks a set, second in the PacWest in blocks average.

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Columbian Sports Copy Editor and Writer