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Cougars fall in straight sets to 4th ranked Seward County #GoBarton

Barton's Migle Mazurkeviciute goes up for an attack

The afternoon started off well for the Barton Community College volleyball team but the 4th ranked Saints of Seward County Community College put a damper to the early excitement in rolling to a straight set 25-22, 25-13, and 25-15 victory at the Barton Gym.

The Cougars drop their first loss of the conference season slipping to 2-1 and 9-5 on the year while Seward County's eight straight victory at the Barton Gym improves the Saints to 5-0 in Jayhawk play and 11-2 overall.

Barton will next travel to co-leader Colby Community College (5-0, 12-1) on Monday for a 6:30 p.m. first serve at the Community Building.

First set action was all Cougars early by holding a 15-10 edge before a combination of Barton errors and the Saints getting hot began to turn the tide with a 11-5 spurt to grab a lead they would never relinquish the rest of the afternoon.

Having the opening frame feel like an opportunity loss, Barton would never recover falling behind 13-6 in the second set on the way to the twelve point loss then looking up to a 15-8 score in the third leading to the ten point match clincher.

A paltry .012 attack was one story of the night against a bigger Seward County front line but the Cougars also didn't help themselves by committing twenty-one errors, one less than the squad's total kills.

Migle Mazurkeviciute led the team with seven kills as Agnieska Paskevic put up a season low eighteen assists. Karina de Oliveira led the back line with twenty-one digs with Eduarda Souza recording ten while Mazurkeviciute had eight, to go along, with a team high pair of service aces.