FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Fort Scott Community College swept the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M volleyball team here Monday, Sept. 17.

The Lady Greyhounds scored a 3-0 victory against NEO.

Two of the three matches were close.

After a 25-16 win in the first set, Fort Scott (8-5) held on to take 27-25 and 25-22 decisions.

“We have had a great start,” Lady Norse coach Eric Iverson said. “Four of our seven losses are to the top three teams in the national poll. Coffeyville is No. 1 and we beat them a set, which is the only the second time all year they lost a set within a match.

“We took No. 2 Johnson County to five sets at their place and lost to No. 3 Cowley (Community College).”

The Lady Norse face a busy schedule the rest of the week.

They host Seminole State College Wednesday, Sept. 19, travel to Independence (Kansas) Community College on Thursday, Sept. 20 then play in the Kansas City (Kansas) Community College tournament on Friday and Saturday.

“It’s a very busy week and a very challenging schedule,” Iverson said. “Fort Scott was another tough match on the road. Seminole State is vital: we play them home and away (Oct. 18). The winner of those two advance to districts in Kansas.

If the teams split the matches, there will be a third match in late October to determine who moves on to the District O tournament.

“We’re still a game over .500 — we’re happy that all of those matches have been on the road,” Iverson said. “One has to understand the competition to understand how well we have played.”