The Seward County Community College volleyball team dropped a non-conference match to Frank Phillips College 19-30, 9-30, 30-26, 15-30 on Friday night in Borger, Texas. The No. 7 Lady Plainsmen defeated the No. 12 Lady Saints for the second time this season in dominating fashion. Seward County loses their second straight match after dropping a conference match to No. 16 Hutchinson Community College on Wednesday night. It is only the second time this season that Seward County has lost back-to-back matches. Seward County falls to 1-5 overall this season against nationally-ranked opponents. The Lady Saints are now 24-7 overall and remain 5-1 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 3-1 in NJCAA D-I Region VI play. Frank Phillips improves to 26-1 overall.

Frank Phillips jumped out to a commanding 2-0 lead with a 30-19 win in the opening game and a 30-9 victory in game two. Seward accounted for only nine kills with 13 errors in the opening two games. In game-two, Seward County suffered their worst loss in any game this season and posted a season-low -0.250 hitting percentage (2 kills, 9 errors, 28 attempts).

The Lady Saints bounced back and won game three with a .311 hitting percentage. Seward County won the third game 30-26, and tallied their largest lead of the match at 16-9 midway through the game. The fourth game belonged to the No. 7 Lady Plainsmen as they closed out the match with a 30-15 game four victory.

Seward County was led by freshmen Dan Yang (18 kills, six digs, two blocks, one ace), Mallori Proffitt (11 kills, three digs, one block) and Jelena Simic (10 kills, 14 digs). Sophomore libero Katy Troutman led the team with 21 digs and sophomore setter Alex Droogsma added a team-high 21 assists.

Yang is closing in on breaking the all-time Seward County single-season record for kills. After Friday, Yang has recorded 614 kills this season, and the all-time record for single-season kills was set last year by Janete Ferreira (667). Yang is on pace to break Ferreira’s kill record during next weekends SCCC Invitational at the Green House in Liberal.

The Lady Saints will play next on SCCC sophomore recognition night at the Green House on Wednesday, Oct. 10 against Pratt Community College for a 6:30 p.m. first serve.