ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Southeastern missed an opportunity to lock up a spot in the Greta American Conference postseason tournament when it dropped a 3-1 road match against Henderson State on Saturday afternoon in Arkadelphia, Ark.
The loss drops the Savage Storm to 5-25 overall on the year and 3-10 in GAC play, while the Reddies improve to 7-21 on the season and 2-10 in league play.
Each team faces one more conference matchup this year and SE can lock up a trip to Searcy, Ark., for the tournament with a win over Southwestern Oklahoma State on Nov. 8 in the home finale or a loss by HSU to Arkansas Tech on Nov. 6 in Arkadelphia.
The Reddies won the first two sets by matching 25-21 scores before the Storm recovered with a 25-23 win in the third set. HSU, however, would take set four 25-18 to seal the match.
Madelynne Cera triggered the offense with 21 assists while adding four kills and three digs to follow up her triple-double performance from the night before.
Marina Dias added 10 assists in the effort along with a pair of digs.
Ariel Sanders posted a pair of solo blocks and Cera chipped in a pair of blocks to lead SE at the net.
The Storm will be back on the court on Nov. 5 when it hosts Pittsburg State at 7 p.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium and will close out the season three days later when it hosts SWOSU at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.