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It is commonly called the “second season” when teams enter post-season playoffs. It affords those squads who have not enjoyed a good regular season a chance to make amends with a good playoff run.
Such is the situation for Adam Stevenson’s St. Catharine College volleyball team who went into last night’s regular season finale against Campbellsville with a 5-31 slate. No matter the outcome of that match, the Patriots are already locked into fifth place in the west division which will send them to a first Mid-South Conference Tournament match against Pikeville, who finished fourth in the east division.
That match will take place Sunday in the Frankfort Convention Center at 4 p.m. in the first round of the MSC tournament. The winner of that match will play top-seeded Georgetown Monday at 4 p.m.
The Patriots lost at home to Pikeville two weeks ago in a match they completely controlled early. But the Bears, 6-24 overall and 2-10 in the conference, stormed back to win the final three sets and the match. St. Catharine is 1-11 in the conference, the lone win coming against West Virginia Tech.
In last week’s action the patriots played two matches Tuesday at Georgetown, losing both in three sets. The Tigers (21-8, 12-1) won the first match 25-9, 25-19, 25-11. They took the second match 25-21, 25-11, 25-18.
Thursday at home Lindsey Wilson (10-22, 5-7) won the first set 25-22 but the Patriots took the second set 25-23. The Blue Raiders then won 25-14 and 25-15 to claim the match 3-1.