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Seward Goes 4-0 in Texas

Brock Kappelmann - September 8, 2021 9:09 am

Kenny Hernandez

CISCO, Tex. – Seward County Community College goes undefeated this past weekend at the Ranger Cisco Tournament. The Lady Saints swept both Cisco Collge and Vernon College on Friday and defeated Frank Phillips College on Saturday 3-1 and ended the weekend with a sweep over Ranger College. Seward County improves to 7-2 on the season and will enter conference action this week.

To start the weekend the Lady Saints had a true away match at Cosco College and came out strong to a 12-0 lead in the first set. Later they won the first set 25-9 and continued to carry their momentum into the second set. Again the Lady Saints jumped out to a 12-6 lead over Cisco and later won the second set 25-11. With strong serving the Lady Saints came out into the third set with a 15-4 advantage and closed out the match with a 25-13 final set victory. Seward County improved to 4-2 on the season and had a quick turnaround for their next match.

In their second match on Friday, the Lady Saints continued their dominance with a quick first set victory 25-9 over Vernon College. The second set was close in the beginning as Seward county led 10-7 but the Lady Saints expanded their lead and won the second set 25-15. Strong serving and powerful outside hitting propelled the Lady Saints to a third set victory 25-13 to win the match. The Lady Saints were led by Gabriela Badilla with 14 kills, with a hitting percentage of .591, and nine digs. The win gave Seward County a 5-2 overall record and they looked to close out the weekend.

On the second day of the tournament, the Lady Saints competed at Ranger College with their first match against Frank Phillips College. Seward County came out to an early 16-10 lead over Frank Phillips and closed out the first set 25-12 over the Plainsmen. Seward County looked to be in a battle early with a 9-7 advantage early in the second set but closed out the set on a 16-6 run to win 25-13. The third set was led by Frank Phillips with an 11-9 lead over Seward County off of aces and ball-handling errors from the Lady Saints. The Plainsmen won the third set 25-15 over the Lady Saints and this was the only set they lost the whole weekend. Seward County bounced back in the fourth set to win 25-19 and won the match 3-1.

The final match of the weekend was against Ranger College on their home court. Early in the first set, they found themselves ties at nine all after a kill by Sarah Cruz. Seward County’s serving was once again the difference in the first set as they won 25-18 over Ranger. LAte in the second set, the Lady Saints had to battle back down 18-16 and found powerful offense from Seyun Park to help propel them to a 25-20 second set victory. The entire third set was controlled by the Lady Saints as they led 9-7 early and led 20-11 later in the set. Seward County swept Ranger College with a final third set score of 25-15 and improved to 7-2 on the season.

Gabriela Badilla led the Lady Saints to an undefeated weekend in Cisco and Ranger Texas. Badilla had 50 kills, with a hitting percentage of .440, and 40 digs in the four matches this past weekend. In the match against Vernon College Badilla had 14 kills, a .591 hitting percentage, and a team-high 9 digs.
The Lady Saints will face Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 PM.

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