St Joseph High’s girls volleyball team was competitive throughout, but came up short in a four-game match with host Seymour High, in Class M state playoff second-round action on Wednesday.

The third-seeded Wildcats (18-1) won 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22) and No. 14 St Joseph saw its strong season come to a close.

Seymour (19-1) had height on its side, with a tall front row enabling the Wildcats to deflect Cadet kill attempts, and put away points throughout the match. But as tough as the Wildcats were, coach Jeff Babineau thought his Cadets (14-8) most significant challenge was overcoming mistakes.

“We just made too many of our own errors. That’s the big battle there,” said Babineau, mentioning bad passing leading to missed opportunities to rack up points. At the same time, Babineau noted that the Wildcats aren’t a No. 3 seed for no reason, and the coach liked his team’s effort.

“I love this team. They played their hearts out,” the coach said.

Christina Crocco finished with 10 kills and five blocks. Meg Robertson had three kills, to go along with 28 assists. Bridget Fatse had 10 kills.