L&T staff report
The Seward County Lady Saints continued their domination of Jayhawk West Conference rival Garden City Wednesday night in the Greenhouse, downing the Busters 25-8, 25-10, 25-20.
Sporting their 2008 throwback jerseys, Seward punished the Busters early to take the first set in dominating fashion, 25-8. The Lady Saints made only one hitting error in the first set, finishing the set with a .467 hitting percentage.
Seward continued to control the match in the second set, leading by 10 early, before finishing off the set, 25-10.
Garden City struggled to avoid errors in the set, allowing the Lady Saints to win the set by 15, despite having only six kills.
After jumping out to an early lead in the third, Seward allowed the Busters to creep back into the set, as the Lady Saints began to have trouble avoiding errors of their own.
The Busters grabbed their first lead of the match at 16-15 mid-way through the third, but the Lady Saints put their foot back on the throttle to finish Garden off, 25-20.
Seward finished the set with 13 kills, including five from Annelise Sanchez on the outside. The 13 kills in the set were their best mark of the night.
Despite the dominating performance, no one Lady Saint’s numbers jumped off the stat sheet. Seward did not have anyone reach double digits in kills, but Sanchez did lead the team with eight, while Carolina Gasparini had six.
Nacole Miller led the team with 24 assists on the night. Morgan Riley had five total blocks, including a pair of solo rejections. Sanchez and Kari Anderson paced the back row with eight digs each.
The win brings the Lady Saints record to 9-7 overall, and 3-1 in the Jayhawk West.
Next up for Seward is a long road trip to Torrington, Wyo., where they will take on Central, Eastern and Western Wyoming, as well as Sheridan, Wyo. over the weekend.