In a season which began with such promise and a #14 ranking, the Seward volleyball team sees their season end before the calender switches to November. Dodge City, a team Seward handled with ease twice during the regular season, shocked Seward 3-2 Tuesday night in front of a shocked Green House crowd.
Seward County lost (23-25, 25-9, 25-15, 18-25, 9-15).
The Saints finish 19-20 after an 11-3 second place finish in the Jayhawk West under 8th year head coach Bert Luallen.
Sophomores Bailey McFerren, Alyssa Olson, Satanta's Aubree Young, Liberal's Lakeria Eatmon, Sarah Miller, and Jasmine Bryant played their final games for Seward.
Dodge City (15-23) advances to the four team double elimination portion of the tournament at Newman University in Wichita this weekend.
Region VI Division I 1st Round Playoffs
Dodge City def Seward County 25-23, 9-25, 15-25, 25-18, 15-9
Garden City def Colby 25-18, 25-23, 25-23
Barton def Pratt 25-21, 26-28, 25-20, 25-23
Cloud at Hutchinson Wednesday night.Saturday, Nov. 3
Final Four – Newman University - Wichita, KS
G1-10AM Hutchinson/Cloud vs (13-18) Barton -BartonSports-
G2-12:00 Dodge City (15-23) vs (20-18) Garden City
G3-2:00 G1 Loser vs G2 Loser
G4-4:00 G1 Winner vs G2 Winner
Sunday, Nov. 4
G5-10AM G3 Winner vs G4 Loser
G6-12:00 G4 Winner vs G5 Winner
If game at 2:00 (Winner Advances to National Tourney)