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The Lady Saints go 4-0 in Texas

The Lady Saints go 4-0 in Texas

By: Kenny Hernandez

RANGER, Tex. - Over the weekend, the Lady Saints participated in the Cisco and Ranger Invitational and went 4-0 to improve to a 5-1 regular season record. No. 17 ranked Seward County started off the weekend with a 3-1 victory over Cisco College and a 3-0 sweep over Seminole State on Friday in Cisco, Texas. On Saturday, the Lady Saints ended the weekend with a 3-1 victory at Ranger college and a 3-0 win to cap off the trip in Texas. 

Seward County ended the week on a five-match winning streak and will host the 10-2 Hutchinson Blue Dragons on Wednesday, August 31st, for their home opener at 6:30 PM. 

In the weekend's first match, the Lady Saints claimed an early 13-10 advantage over the Wranglers from Cisco and looked to separate themselves. Seward County won the first set 25-16 and dominated with serving and their front row play. The second started similar to the first set, with both teams trading off points early as the Lady Saints led 14-12. Seward County went on a 6-2 run to lead the Wranglers 20-14, but Cisco tied the game at 24 after a 10-4 run for the Wranglers. Seward County dropped the second set 28-26 as the match tied at a set a piece. 

The third set started with the Lady Saints in front 13-8, and they went on an 8-2 run to take a dominating 21-10 advantage. Seward County took a 2-1 set lead over Cisco after a 25-17 third set victory. However, Cisco would battle back and force a fifth set with a 25-22 fourth set victory. The Lady Saints were in a fifth set for the second consecutive match. Tied at 6-6 in the final set Seward County closed out the match on a 9-4 run to win 15-11 in the fifth set. 

Next up, the Lady Saints faced Seminole State directly after their first match and came out and won the first set 25-22. Seward County looked to have warmed up as they won the second set 25-17 and completed the sweep with a 25-12 third set victory.

Seward County had a true road test to start the day on Saturday as they faced Ranger College on their home court. The Lady Saints led 14-11 in the first set, but the Rangers responded on a 14-1 run to close out the set 25-15 over Seward County. Trailing a set, the Lady Saints jumped to a 14-10 lead as they looked to tie the match. However, this time Seward County kept their separation to win the set 25-18 as the Lady Saints tied the match at a set a piece. 

The third set started with the Lady Saints in front 11-6 and continued to outscore the Rangers with a 9-6 run to lead 20-12. Seward County took a 2-1 match lead with a 25-18 third-set victory, and they looked to close the match in four. However, to start the fourth set, Seward county had a 13-7 lead and did not look back as they claimed the fourth set 25-12 to win the match 3-1. 

In the weekend's final match, the Lady Saints took on Dallas College - Brookhaven at Ranger College, and once again, the Lady Saints jumped out to an early lead with a first-set victory, 25-18. Seward County defeated Brookhaven in straight sets with a second set victory 25-7 and a 25-12 third set.

The Lady Saints will host the Blue Dragons this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Greenhouse as they return to KJCCC action.