Thunderbirds upset Lady Saints 3-1

William Swanson, Reporter

With a 25-19 first set win, Seward looked poised to continue their five-game winning streak, but poor play and multiple serving errors cost the Lady Saints a win at home as they lost 3-1 to Cloud County Community College.

Multiple times throughout the match, Seward seemed to gain momentum, but a few service errors seemed to halt it completely.

“We missed a lot of serves tonight,” Geno Frugoli commented after the game, “I just think it’s kind of like a perfect tsunami of things so, as coaches, we just have to pick up the pieces.”

…last week, we were playing some of our best volleyball, and now we’re playing our worst.

— Geno Frugoli

The Lady Saints also struggled to play as a cohesive unit, a problem that hs plagued the team at certain points in the season. 

“I mean last week, we were playing some of our best volleyball, and now we’re playing our worst,” Frugoli said.

Skylar Wyllie, a middle hitter, also commented on the lack of chemistry.

“There’s been problems and I think that we need to come together as a team and play together, trust each other and just have each other’s backs out there on the court,” Wyllie said.

Cloud County came into the game with one of the worst records in the conference while Seward entered the game as heavy favorites. The Lady Saints beat them in straight sets, 3-0, earlier in the season.

“I think we overlooked them a little bit,” Frugoli said, “Our conference is tough, that team [Cloud] has played a lot of teams really close.”

The Lady Saints will play their next home game against Colby on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. They dropped to No. 11 in the polls and are coming off a 3-0 win against Otero on Monday.