The 10th-ranked Lady Cardinals dropped a 3-0 decision to 11th-ranked Tyler Junior College Wednesday night at Cardinal Gym, falling 25-21, 25-11, 25-16).
The loss saw the Lady Cardinals slip to 18-4 on the year and 2-4 in Region XIV Conference East Zone.
The Lady Cardinals have qualified for the regional tournament for a fifth time in the nine-year history of the program. They will be the No. 2 seed (East) and face the No. 3 seed (South) in the opening round.
The regional tournament is scheduled Nov. 2-4 in Baytown at Lee College. The top two teams advance to the national tournament in Hutchinson, KS.
The Lady Cardinals are scheduled to wrap up the regular season Friday-Saturday in the Laredo tournament. They face host Laredo at 6 p.m. Friday and Coastal Bend at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Cardinals have the week off.
The Cardinals are coming off a weather-shortened 17-0 non-conference win at home against Rezolution Prep.
The Cardinals are scheduled to close the regular season at home Saturday, Oct. 17 against Navarro. Kickoff at Bruce Field for the homecoming game is 3 p.m.
Here are the SWJCFC standings going into the final two weekends of conference play:
Blinn – 3-2
Kilgore – 3-2
NEO – 3-2
Tyler – 3-2
TVCC – 3-3
Navarro – 3-3
Cisco – 2-3
NMMI – 1-4
Here is the remaining conference schedule:
Saturday, Oct. 20
Cisco at Tyler
Kilgore at Blinn
NEO at NMMI
Saturday, Oct. 27
Navarro at TVCC
NEO at Cisco
NMMI at Blinn
Tyler at Kilgore