Seward Rallies Past Colby

Brock Kappelmann - September 19, 2021 11:20 am

Kenny Hernandez

COLBY, Kan. – Seward County Community College Volleyball team fights back after a first set loss to defeat Colby Community College 3-1. The No. 7 Lady Saints lost the first set 16-25 but bounced back to win the next three sets 25-22, 25-13, and 25-21. With the win, Seward County improves to 9-3 on the season and 3-1 in conference action. Next up for the Lady Saints will be a non-conference showdown in the Greenhouse on Monday, September 20th against Otero Junior College at 6:30 PM.

To start the match the Lady Saints could not find their rhythm and found themselves down 11-3 early in the first set. The Trojans continued their strong offensive attack and led 21-12 over Seward County. With a lot of unforced errors and service errors, the Lady Saints dropped the first set for just the second time this season 16-25.

In the second set, the Trojans jumped out ahead once again with an early 11-8 advantage. The Lady Saints responded to tied it at 12 all after a kill by Ana Brangioni and took the lead for the first time in the match at 13-12 after a Seyun Park kill. The remainder of the set went back and forth and was tied at 21 all and Seward County went on to win four of the last five points to take the second set 25-22.

Seward County came out to an early lead in the third set with a 10-5 advantage. This was the first time during the match that the Lady Saints found themselves in the lead early in a set. Seward County continued their dominance in the third set to take a two-to-one set lead and won the third set 25-13.

The fourth set began with both teams trading off points and had an early tie of eight all. Skylar Wyllie provided defense in the middle for the Lady Saints and after a block by Wyllie, Seward County took a 16-14 lead. The Lady Saints took their largest lead of the fourth set with a 20-15 lead after a kill by Sarah Cruz from the outside pin. Seward County finished the match with a 25-21 fourth set victory to win the match 3-1.

The Lady Saints will look to build off of this win on Monday as they take on Otero in the Greenhouse at 6:30 PM.


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