The Seward County Community College volleyball team played their first road match of the season on Wednesday at Lamar Community College. The No. 15 ranked Lady Saints defeated the Lady Lopes 30-17, 27-30, 30-24 and 30-17, in a non-conference match at Lamar, Colo. Freshman setter, Alex Droogsma, paced Seward County with a career-high 58 assists (14.5/game) in Seward County’s four game match victory. Seward County improves to 3-2 overall, while Lamar C.C. falls to 0-6 overall this season.

In game one, SCCC came out firing with 12 kills and a .647 hitting percentage. The Lady Saints then committed an uncharacteristic nine attack errors (.157 hitting percentage) while dropping the match by only three points (27-30). In games three and four, Seward County got back on track with 15 and 17 kills respectively while earning their first road win of the season.

Droogsma, a 5’9” setter from Denver City, Texas, included several SCCC player’s in their non-conference win. Jennifer Noel (10 kills), Jenny Schwier (11 kills), Janete Ferreira (13 kills) and Juliana Nascimento (team-high 15 kills) all had double figures in kills. Droogsma raises her season total of assists to 195 (10.8/game).

The Lady Saints also received a strong performance from freshman libero, Katy Troutman. In four games Troutman collected a team-high four service aces and 19 digs. Additionally, Troutman was a perfect 46-for-46 in service receiving opportunities. Noel led the Lady Saints with six blocks and with her 10 kills she accounted for 13.5 points last night.

Last night’s match in Lamar started a string of ten consecutive road-matches for the Lady Saints. Next for Seward County will be the Hill College Labor Day Tournament that begins on Friday, September 1, and continues through Saturday.

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