Southwest Covenant volleyball grabs second in Clinton tourney

The Southwest Covenant volleyball team continued its strong start to the season over the weekend with a runner-up finish at the Clinton tournament.

The Patriots went 4-1 in the event and sit at 5-1 overall.

Southwest Covenant opened the tournament with a loss to Oklahoma Christian in two sets. The Patriots dropped the opening set 25-21 and fell 25-15 in the second frame.

The Patriots responded with a two-set sweep of tournament host Clinton in their next match. SWC won the first set 25-13 and took the second set 25-15.

Southwest Covenant beat Corn Bible two sets to none in its third match. The Patriots cruised in the first set 25-14 and controlled the second set 25-16.

The Patriots handled Noble in two sets in their fourth match. SWC won the first set 25-13 and the second set 25-17.

To end the tournament, Southwest Covenant took on Weatherford for the second time in less than a week. The Patriots opened the regular season with a three sets to one victory Thursday at home and they handled the Eagles again in Clinton with a two sets to one triumph. In the first set, it was SWC winning 25-23. The Patriots dropped the second set 25-20 but rebounded to win the third set 15-12.

Macie Noland and Kylie Moseley were named to the All-Tournament team.

Southwest Covenant won eight of the 11 sets it played in Clinton. The Patriots will be back in action at 6 p.m. Thursday at Community Christian School and then return to CCS for a Saturday tournament.

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