The 17th ranked Saints beat #14 Pratt 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-13) Wednesday night in the Green House for Seward's home opener. Seward swept Pratt last year and won the Jayhawk West, but lost twice to Pratt at the Region 6 Tournament in Dodge City. Seward head coach Bert Luallen says after a slow start, his team rose up. "At first I think we were a little bit tight," the 6th year Seward coach said. "We had the lead (in game 1) and then made about six straight mistakes. Those are mistakes that a young team like ours is going to make. It was a learning experience and we came back real well. I was proud of them for that."
Seward goes to El Reno, Oklahoma to play Paris (1 p.m.) and Redlands (5 p.m.) on Friday and Hutchinson (10 a.m.) and Hill (2 p.m.) Saturday.
Seward is 4-1 while Pratt is 2-3.