The Seward County Community College volleyball team remained undefeated in Jayhawk West Conference play defeating Colby Community College 30-20, 24-30, 30-22, 30-26 on Wednesday night at the Green House in Liberal. The Lady Saints picked up their second win against Colby this season following a two-game match victory last weekend at the Colby Tournament. The victory places Seward County with the most wins in the conference (3-0) and improves their overall record to 8-3. Colby drops their first conference game of the season (1-1) and is now 8-4 overall.

Seward County dictated the tempo of the match with the offensive attack of freshmen Jelena Simic and Dan Yang. Simic posted a double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs. During the last two matches, Simic has posted a .667 hitting percentage (30 kills and 45 attacks) with zero attack errors and nine service aces.

Yang, who earlier today was named the NJCAA D-I Player of the Week, led the team with 22 kills. She has now tallied at least 20 kills in five matches. No other Lady Saint player has totaled 20 kills in a match this season.

In game-one, Seward County was near flawless attacking the Lady Trojans with an offense that produced a .529 hitting percentage (10 kills, 1 error, 17 attacks). The last three matches the Lady Saints have a combined hitting percentage of .406 (136 kills, 26 errors, 271 attacks).

Freshman middle hitter Mallori Proffitt recorded a career-high six blocks, and freshman middle hitter Jenna Ginest equaled her career-best eight kills on 14 attacks (.500).

Katy Troutman, the Lady Saints team leader in digs (138) this season, posted 10 digs giving her a team-leading nine matches in double-figures. In addition, SCCC was led in assists by freshman Chelsea Myers and sophomore Alex Droogsma who each recorded 23.

The Lady Saints will battle a tough slate of competition this weekend at the Northeastern Colorado Tournament in Sterling, Colo., taking on two nationally ranked opponents. SCCC will open competition on Friday, Sept. 14 against the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Western Nebraska C.C. (19-1), at 5 p.m. After playing Friday night against McCook C.C. (4-3) at 8 p.m., Seward County will finish play on Saturday morning against Casper College (13-7) at 9 a.m. and No. 10 Northeastern Colorado J.C. (13-6) at 10:30 a.m.