Cloud County falls in straight sets to No. 5 ranked Seward County

Freshman hitter Giovanna Fundaro (No. 8) had four kills, two aces and five digs in Wednesday's loss to No. 5 Seward County
Freshman hitter Giovanna Fundaro (No. 8) had four kills, two aces and five digs in Wednesday's loss to No. 5 Seward County

LIBERAL, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College volleyball team struggled to string points together on Wednesday, falling in straight sets on the road against No. 5 ranked Seward County Community College.

Cloud County (4-20 overall, 1-11 KJCCC) played its best set to begin the evening as the T-Birds jumped out to an early 10-4 lead following a service ace by freshman hitter Giovanna Fundaro.

Unfortunately for the T-Birds, the nationally ranked Lady Saints (26-1 overall, 11-0 KJCCC) countered with a 12-0 run to build a 16-10 lead en route to a 25-19 win in Set One.

The come-from-behind win swung momentum for the rest of the evening as Seward County didn't trail the rest of the way as it went on to win 25-16 in Set Two and 25-9 in Set Three, respectfully.

Redshirt sophomore Drew Mann led all Cloud County players with eight kills Wednesday on 16 attack attempts. Sophomore hitter Irem Bat followed with six kills while Fundaro added four kills, two aces and five digs.

Freshman libero Britt Michaelis paced the back row with seven digs.

The T-Birds conclude their seven-match road swing at 2 p.m. on Saturday against Barton Community College before returning home to host Garden City Community College at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.