Seward Tops Pima but Falls to #3 Snow
Brock Kappelmann - August 21, 2021 4:14 pm
ROSWELL, NM – Seward County Community College falls to Snow College 3-1 in the match of the New Mexico Military Institute Invitational. The Lady Saints won the first set 25-21 but Snow College won the next three sets 27-25, 27-25, and 25-20. Seward County has a 2-2 overall record after the first weekend and will be in the Greenhouse on Wednesday for their first home match of the year against Pratt Community College.
Seward County started strong in the first set with their middles and outsides showing a powerful offensive attack. Both teams traded off points early but the Lady Saints were the first to build a lead with a 16-13 advantage. Seward county had a 23-21 lead and after a Snow timeout, the Lady Saints claimed the next two points to win the first set 25-21.
In the second set, the Lady Saints took an 11-4 lead and looked to add to their set lead. Snow College responded and took the lead 19-18 over Seward County and the momentum changed hands. At 23 all the Lady Saints had an opportunity to serve for the set but Snow College won four out of the next six points to tie the match at one set apiece.
Both teams started the third set exchanging points and Seward County had an early 12-10 lead. The Lady Saints went on an 8-4 run to take a 20-14 advantage but Snow responded with a 6-2 run to cut the lead down to 22-20. After trading points, Snow took the lead and won the set 27-25.
The fourth set started with both teams exchanging points and neither team took a large lead. Seward County tied the fourth set at 11 all but Snow continued to hold a lead and later led 18-16. Snow concluded the fourth set on a 6-4 run to win the set 25-20 and won the match 3-1.
Seward County will look to bounce back on Wednesday, August 25th at home in the Greenhouse against Pratt Community College. For match day information go to SewardSaints.com.
ROSWELL, NM – The Seward County Community College volleyball team defeats Pima Community College 3-1 on day two of the New Mexico Military Institute Invitational. The Lady Saints won with the final set scores 25-13, 25-22, 23-25, and 25-19. Seward County improves to 2-1 on the season and will be back in action at 2 PM CT against No. 3 Snow College.
In the first set, the Lady Saints jumped out to an 8-2 lead and started to establish a strong service game. Seward County continued their strong performance throughout the rest of the set and won the first set handily 25-13. Head Coach Geno Frugoli looked to get other players involved and made some line-up changes for the rest of the match.
Pima came out strong in the second set as they had their first lead of the match with a 6-4 advantage. Seward County responded to tie it back up at seven all with their outside hitting becoming more involved in their offensive attack. No team led by more than four points as the Aztecs continued to stay with the Saints throughout the set and Seward led 18-15 during the set. Seward County took a two-set lead after they claimed the second set 25-22 over Pima.
In the third set both teams traded off points and the Lady Saints had an early 13-9 advantage. Pima responded to tie the game at 17 all with improvement in their serving that gave Seward County issues. The Lady Saints had their eyes on a sweep with a 23-21 advantage but the Aztecs quickly responded and went on a 4-0 run to win the third set 25-23.
Seward County entered their second fourth set of the tournament and came in poised and ready. The Lady Saints went jumped out to a 10-5 advantage over Pima with the front row able to overpower the Aztecs. Both teams traded off points as Seward County led 16-11 but Pima went on one last push and outscored the Lady Saints 8-4 to get within one, 20-19. Seward County quickly responded with five straight points to win 25-19 over Pima to win the match 3-1.
The Lady Saints will face No. 3 Snow College at 3 PM CT in their final match of the weekend in Roswell, New Mexico. For more about the match go to SewardSaints.com.