Seward County gave the sixth ranked team in the country all they could handle Saturday. Ninth ranked Seward lost to Iowa Western (18-25, 15-25, 25-18, 16-25). Seward then held off Lake Land College (25-12, 21-25, 25-11, 25-27, 15-12). Seward is 23-9 after going 1-3 at the tournament. Seward lost to three top eight ranked teams in southwest Missouri. The Saints return to conference action at Pratt Wednesday. Seward leads the conferecne at 8-1.