WILLIAMSBURG It was the start Seabury Academy coach Tracy Kitson was looking for, but the Seahawks volleyball squad couldn't hold on against Waverly High in Tuesday's Class 1A volleyball regionals.
Kitson looked at the 15-3, 15-9 loss as a learning experience for her team, which was competing in its first-ever Kansas State High School Activities Assn. regional.
"I'm sure it was a little bit of nerves, a little bit of intimidation," she said.
"I think we learned a lot from it. We walked away with a somewhat positive feeling. We didn't just lay down and give them a win."
The Seahawks jumped on the Bulldogs in the first game, taking a 3-0 lead, but faltered after that, dropping the next 15 points.
Kitson said Seabury which was playing without senior starter Anna Stella, who was out with a foot injury had trouble getting its serves in, leading to several easy points for Waverly.
Laura Frizell righted that somewhat in the second game, serving four straight aces, but couldn't push the match to a third game.
The Seahawks finished their 7-15 overall.