The Seward County Community College volleyball team celebrated sophomore recognition night with a victory against Butler Community College in a Jayhawk West Conference match at the Green House on Wednesday night. Seward County defeated Butler 30-23, 30-21, 30-32 and 30-20, in front of the home fans who saw sophomores, Dana McLaren, Juliana Nascimento and Janete Ferreira play their final regular season match on the volleyball court at the Green House. Volleyball Sophomore Recognition

Seward County used a balanced offensive attack, mixed with strong defense to defeat Butler C.C. on Wednesday night. The Lady Saints posted a season-high 19 blocks and Katy Troutman anchored the defensive back-row with a team-high 19 digs.

Sophomore, Janete Ferreira, the all-time single-season kills leader in the history of Seward County volleyball improved her record mark with a team-high 26 kills.

The win improves Seward County’s longest winning streak of the season to five matches. The Lady Saints won their final three matches of the Missouri State Tournament against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, State Fair C.C. and Mineral Area College, before dominating Pratt and Butler both this week.

The Lady Saints control their play-off destiny with their final Jayhawk West and District regular season match of the season next Wednesday, November 1 at Garden City Community College at 6:30 p.m.

The scenario is simple, if SCCC wins, they automatically advance to the NJCAA Region VI Tournament as the No. 3 seed with a first-round bye. If Seward County losses their match against Garden City, they might fall into the Region VI play-in-match on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the home of the No. 4 seed.

No. 11 Hutchinson Community College and Colby Community College will battle for the top spot in the Region VI, when they meet next Wednesday in Hutchinson C.C. Colby and Hutchinson have both clinched a No. 1 or No. 2 seed and a first-round bye into the four-team Region VI Tournament.

That leaves Seward County (1-2 district), Cloud County (1-3 district) and Garden City (0-3 district) to complete the play-off picture. If Seward County loses against Garden City next Wednesday, a tie-breaker system will be used to determine who is awarded the No. 3 seed to advance to the play-offs and which two teams will meet in the play-in-match on Nov. 7.