Seward tops Scouts, Vikes in home matches


Seward volleyball played a pair of competitive matches and won both, beating David City 25-19, 25-17, 27-29, 25-22 and Columbus Lakeview 25-16, 25-18, 25-22.

The Bluejays hosted David City Aug. 29, playing the Scouts for the second time in four days.

The Jays dug themselves into a hole in the third set, Coach Tom Pallas said. He said the team did a great job coming back and finished strong in the fourth set.

“They did a good job being resilient,” he said.

Karsyn Fields came off the bench to provide a spark for the SHS offense. She was 12-15 at the net with seven kills.

Juniors Kelsey Miller and Kennedy Limback led the team with 14 and 13 kills, respectively. Libby Kratochvil put up 43 set assists, and Abby Covalt notched 14 digs.

“It was good to beat a quality team,” Pallas said.

On Aug. 30, Seward hosted Lakeview and played one of the most solid matches of the season, Pallas said. He was pleased to see 35 kills against 10 errors at the net.

“We didn’t beat ourselves,” he said. “We were efficient. We were solid all through.”

Limback led the team with 12 kills and Miller added 11. Jackie Eberspacher served five aces.

Kratochvil recorded 28 assists, and Covalt picked up 17 digs.

Rilyn Hiser was the spark off the bench in this match, Pallas said.

“Depth is a strength of this team,” he said.

The Bluejays (5-1) were to play at Ralston Sept. 5 and at Norris Saturday, Sept. 9.

“We’re off to a good start,” Pallas said. “I’m happy with where we’re at.”