SENECA - It seems that the Seneca volleyball team is off to a strong start under new head coach Jessica Olson.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Indians swept the visiting Ithaca Bulldogs in three sets—25-10, 25-20 & 25-13.
Two days later on Saturday, Sept. 14, the Indians hosted the Seneca Classic, and took first place in the eight-team tournament.
The Indians began by beating the Boscobel Bulldogs (25-17 & 25-23).
They then needed three sets to beat the Cassville Comets (18-25, 25-21 & 15-9).
Then, it was North Crawford’s turn with the Indians and Seneca beat the Trojans in two sets (25-13 & 25-17).
In the championship match against a tough Shullsburg Miners team, the Indians faced a test.
Seneca won the first set 25-23, but dropped the second set 21-25 to the Miners. In the deciding third set, the Indians edged out the Miners 16-14 to take first place.
Shullsburg took second place and Cassville was third.
In other matches, North Crawford lost to Cassville in two sets (25-27 & 14-25). The Trojan had game point in the first set at 24-23, but let it slip away.
North Crawford also lost to Boscobel in three sets (12-25, 25-18 & 10-15)
Prairie du Chien lost to Shullsburg in three sets (17-25, 25-23 and 10-15)
Prairie du Chien defeated Ithaca in two sets (27-25 & 25-16)
Prairie also beat DeSoto in two sets (25-18 & 25-20)
Cassville defeated Prairie du Chien in three sets for third place (14-25, 25-18 & 15-5).
Ithaca defeated DeSoto in an early match in two sets (25-23 & 25-22)
There’s lots of volleyball action scheduled in the upcoming days for the local teams.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, North Crawford will travel to Ithaca to take on the Bulldogs and Seneca will host the DeSoto Pirates.
Then on Saturday, Sept. 21, Seneca will travel to Iowa-Grant for a tournament.
The Indian will be back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 24, when they host the Wauzeka-Steuben Hornets.On next Thursday, Sept. 26, the North Crawford Trojans will host the Seneca Indians–don’t miss that one!