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Lady Saints win in sweeping fashion, day one recap from Iowa Western

Lady Saints win in sweeping fashion, day one recap from Iowa Western

Council Bluffs Iowa- The first day at the Dennis South Memorial Classic in Council Bluffs Iowa, Seward County Community College wins both matches in sweeping fashion. Defeating Mineral Area College and the host team No.7 Iowa Western Community College to improve to 19-2 on the season. 

 
They will now face off against undefeated No. 4 New Mexico Military College tomorrow at 12pm central time for the final match of the weekend.
 
The Lady Saints opened up the day with a 25-6, 25-15, and 25-13 victory over Mineral Area College. They would start off the first set leading 9-3 and would win the next 11 of 12 points to lead 20-6. They would win the next five points to in 25-6. From then on they would not lose a point in the first set. Being the aggressors early in the match paid off early for the Lady Saints and continued throughout the rest of the match.
 
In the second set the Lady Saints would get a lead of 12-4 and proceed to pile it on. With remarkable serving the Lady Saints were comfortable as if they were in Liberal, jumping up to a 20-10 lead and later win the set 25-15.
 
The third set the Lady Saints would trail early 4-5 but this would be the last time they would trail for the rest of the match. Winning the next 9 points they would take another dominate set lead at 13-4. Concluding the third and final set 25-13 and getting their first win of the weekend under their belt.
 
The Lady Saints Yanlis Feliz had a team high 12 kills with 2 errors on 20 attempts for a hitting percentage of .500. Sophomore Djuly Schmorantz would add 11 kills on 18 attempts for a hitting percentage of .611. The Setter Laura De Pra had 36 assists, 6 digs and a season high 4 block assists.
 
The last game of the evening would feature a top 10 match up with the Lady Saints taking on No. 7 Iowa Western. The Reivers would come out to a 1-5 advantage over the Lady Saints but this would be the largest deficit the Lady Saints would face in the rest of the match. This set would see 8 scoring ties and the Lady Saints would battle back down 21-23 to win the last 4 points.
 
Set two the Lady Saints would come out swinging and take a 15-9 lead over Iowa Western. The Reivers would battle back to have it tied at 18 but the Lady Saints pulled away late to take the second set.
 
With a two set lead the Lady Saints quiet the crowd on hand but not for long as Iowa Western jumped up early in the third set 6-9. Lady Saints would take a 19-18 lead and keep the lead for the rest of the match, winning 6 of the last 9 points.
 
Feliz lead the Lady Saints in kills for the match with 19 kills, 7 errors and 36 kills. Schmorantz would have 13 kills, 6 errors on 32 attempts in the match. Laura De Pra had 43 assists, and 1 ace to end the day.
 
No. 3 Lady Saints get their 19th win on the season and thier second win against a top 10 opponent. They will face undefeated No. 4 New Mexico Military Institute tomorrow at 12pm CT to finish off the weekend.