The No. 19 ranked Seward County Community College volleyball team defeated Cloud County Community College 31-29, 30-19, 27-30 and 30-19 in a Jayhawk West Conference match Wednesday night at Arley Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia, Kan. Seward County tallied a .331 hitting percentage and tied a season-high eight team blocks in their conference road victory. The Lady Saints improve to 4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference and to 1-0 in NJCAA D-I Region VI competition. Cloud County falls to 2-7 overall, 0-2 in conference and to 0-1 in NJCAA D-I Region VI competition.

The contest started with a battle in game-one as Seward County defeating the Lady T-Birds, 31-29. Seward County started slow with a .175 hitting percentage (16 kills, nine errors, 40 attacks) in game-one.

Seward County controlled the match in games two and four posting a combined hitting percentage of .500. Cloud County was able to extend the match to four games with a narrow 30-27 victory in game-three.

The Lady Saints were led by freshman outside hitter Jelena Simic, who collected her first career double-double with 17 kills and 15 digs. Freshman outside hitter Dan Yang recorded a team-high 27 kills and chipped in nine digs.

SCCC freshman setter/right side hitter Chelsea Myers posted a career-best 30 assists and nine kills. Seward County sophomore setter/right side hitter Alex Droogsma had 27 assists, eight digs and five kills.

Seward County played well defensively at the net with freshmen middle hitters Mallori Proffitt (five blocks) and Jenna Ginest (three blocks) leading the way. In addition, freshman defensive specialist Heather Zerr added a team-high three service aces.

The Lady Saints will enter non-conference competition this weekend at the Colby Community College Tournament in Colby, Kan. Seward County will open competition on Saturday, Sept. 8 against North Platte Community College at 12 p.m. and will take on the host team Colby C.C. at 2 p.m. SCCC will finish tournament play on Sunday, Sept. 9 against Air Force Prep at 10:30 a.m. Tournament play on Saturday will be held at the Colby Community Building and tournament will conclude on Sunday, with competition being held at the Colby High School gymnasium.