Frank Phillips Shocks Seward in Opener
Brock Kappelmann - August 23, 2022 12:21 pm
BORGER, Tex. – Seward County Community College fell at Frank Phillips College in the season opener in Borger, Texas, 3-1. The No. 17 Lady Saints lost the first two sets 23-25, 24-26, but bounced back to win the third set 25-19. The Lady Plainsmen closed the match in the fourth set, 22-25.
The Lady Saints will start conference action at Colby Community College on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 PM CT.
In set one, the Lady Saints traded off points early, but the Lady Plainsmen took an early 8-7 lead. The home crowd in Borger, Texas, energized the gym as the first set continued. After a kill from Ileim Terrero, Seward County led 21-18, but the Lady Plainsmen closed out the set on a 7-2 run to take a 1-0 lead, 25-23.
Seward County looked to respond in the second set and led 10-5 after a middle kill by Ana Cambraia. Later in the set, Frank Phillips took the lead late in the set, 22-18 over Seward County. The Lady Saints went on a 4-1 run to get within one point, 23-22. Seward County could not overcome the Frank Phillips attack as the Lady Plainsmen won set two, 26-24.
To start the third set, the Lady Saints jumped out to lead once, a gain of 10-6. They continued their strong offensive assault with attacks from the middle and led 16-9 after a kill by Rafaela DaSilva at the net. Seward County closed out the third set to force a fourth set with a final 25-19 set score.
The Lady Saints started the fourth set with a 10-4 advantage as they looked to force a fifth set. The Lady Plainsmen would respond with a 10-3 run to lead 14-13. They traded points as they tied at 19-19 late in the fourth set. The Lady Plainsmen closed out the fourth set with a 6-3 rally to take the set 25-22 and defeated the Lady Saints 3-1.
Seward County will look to get their first win of the season at Colby Community Colelge on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM CT.