BLUE DRAGONS PLAY HOST TO NO. 1 SAINTS SATURDAY

The Blue Dragon Volleyball Team takes on No. 1 Seward County at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Sports Arena. (Andrew Carpenter/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
The Blue Dragon Volleyball Team takes on No. 1 Seward County at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Sports Arena. (Andrew Carpenter/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
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BLUE DRAGON VOLLEYBALL

Hutchinson (3-3, 2-0) vs. No. 1 Seward County (6-0, 2-0)

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Where: Hutchinson Sports Arena
First Serve: 2 p.m.
Live Video: Blue Dragon Sports Network, 2 p.m.
Twitter: @bluedragonsport

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Usually when the Hutchinson Community College volleyball team meet, there's plenty at stake.

Saturday's first of two regular-season matchups between the Blue Dragons and Saints is no different. The winner claims at least a share of the early Jayhawk West lead. But there is something added as the Saints are the No. 1 team in this week's NJCAA Rankings.

Saturday's match will begin at 2 p.m. at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The match will be streamed like on the Blue Dragon Sports Network.

After starting the season 1-3, the Blue Dragons climbed back to .500 with 3-0 victories over Dodge City and Garden City last Friday and last Monday.

A pair of freshmen have led the way so far for the Blue Dragons. Camila Espejo is hitting .539 with 21 kills on 39 swings in her last two matches. Freshman Katelyn Elstun is hitting .483 in her last two matches with 17 kills.

The Blue Dragons are hitting .232 as a team with 11.19 kills per set. The Dragons are also averaging 1.60 blocks, 1.86 aces and 12.43 digs per set.

Seward County has yet to drop a set in six matches this season, going 4-0 at the New Mexico Military Classic. The Saints have Jayhawk West wins over Butler and Independence so far.

Seward County is hitting .367 with 12.89 kills per set. The offense is led by sophomore setter Laura De Pra, who is averaging nearly 13 assists per set. Sophomore outside hitter Yanlis Feliz is hitting .412wiwth 4.17 kills per set.