The Seward County Community College volleyball team went 2-1 at the Colby Community College Tournament on Saturday in Colby, Kan. The No. 19 ranked Lady Saints opened play with back-to-back three game matches, defeating Otero Junior College 30-28, 30-32, 15-6 and falling to No. 22 (D-II) North Platte Community College 30-23, 26-30, 13-15. SCCC completed the non-conference tournament action with a convincing two-game victory over host school Colby C.C., 30-17, 30-16. Seward County improves to 6-3 overall, and remains 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 1-0 in the NJCAA D-I Region VI.

Freshman outside hitter Dan Yang led Seward County to a 2-1 victory over Otero J.C. with 20 kills and a .457 hitting percentage. Yang notched her second consecutive match with at least 20 kills, and has now recorded four matches with 20 kills this season. Yang is currently second in the nation in kills per game (5.7) and total kills (164).

Seward County put Otero away in the third game with a .500 team hitting percentage (11 kills, 1 error, 20 attacks). Sophomore Alex Droogsma and freshman Chelsea Myers were consistent from the setters position with 25 and 22 assists respectively. Sophomore libero Katy Troutman led the Lady Saints with 14 digs.

The Lady Saints stumbled in their second match against North Platte, despite winning game-one 30-23. SCCC posted a .167 hitting percentage (five hitting errors) in game-two, and was not able to rebound in the deciding game-three as North Platte collected the 15-13 victory.

Yang chipped in a team-high 14 kills while Mallori Proffitt posted a team-best .667 hitting percentage (4 kills, 0 errors, 6 attacks). Myers tossed in 16 assists and eight digs, and Troutman and Droogsma each collected a team-high nine digs.

SCCC played their third consecutive match against Colby C.C., who entered the match with an 8-2 overall record. The Lady Saints dominated the final match of the round-robin tournament posting their highest match hitting percentage (.389) since the season opening match against Cisco J.C.

Yang again guided the Lady Saints with a team-best 11 kills, four service aces and a .556 hitting percentage. Droogsma and Myers each collected 14 assists and Troutman led SCCC with eight digs.

Seward County will return to the Green House on Monday, Sept. 10 hosting Lamar Community College (1-11) for a 6:30 p.m. non-conference match.