LAUREL – Pool play games went final over the weekend during a northeast Nebraska volleyball conference tourney to set bracket play at two different locations.
All four host sties from Saturday advanced to Monday’s tourney play round.
From Ponca, Wynot will face Tri County Northeast (Allen/Emerson-Hubbard) at 5:30 p.m. as Wausa will battle Ponca also at 5:30 p.m. in best two-of-three set matches with the losers playing also best two-of-three tonight. The winner’s will take part in the semifinal round tonight in a best three-of-five match.
From Laurel, Randolph will take on Laurel-Concord-Coleridge while Winside will face Hartington-Newcastle both at 5:30 p.m. These teams will follow the same format in Ponca.
The consolation third place match will open at 5:30 p.m. in Laurel during a best two-of-three match on Tuesday, October 20 followed by the championship match during a best three-of-five match.
Pool A from Ponca:
Ponca def. Plainview, 25-20, 25-14 (2-0)
No match results for Ponca vs. Walthill
Plainview def. Walthill, 25-10, 25-17 (2-0)
Pool B from Hartington-Newcastle:
Hartington-Newcastle def. Creighton, 25-14, 25-17 (2-0)
Hartington-Newcastle def. Wakefield, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17 (2-1)
Wakefield def. Creighton, 25-17, 14-25, 25-19 (2-1)
Pool C from LCC:
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge def. Bloomfield, 25-12, 21-25, 25-13 (2-1)
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge def. Osmond, 25-23, 25-23 (2-0)
No results posted for Bloomfield vs. Osmond
Pool D from Tri County Northeast:
Tri County Northeast def. Homer, 25-12, 25-21 (2-0)
Tri County Northeast def. Winnebago, 25-14, 25-12 (2-0)
Homer def. Winnebago, 25-19, 25-20 (2-0)
Those who didn’t advance to bracket play will be in action this evening in the consolation round. From Homer, Winnebago will face Walthill at 5 p.m. followed by Homer vs. Wakefield and in Bloomfield, Plainview will take on Osmond at 5 p.m. followed by Bloomfield vs. Creighton. Matches are best three-of-five unless coaches agree to best two-of-three.
East Husker Conference Volleyball Tourney Championship Saturday results:
#3 Howells-Dodge def. #7 North Bend Central, 25-17, 25-21 (2-0)
#4 West Point-Beemer def. #8 Pender, 25-20, 15-25, 25-21 (2-1)
Howells-Dodge def. West Point-Beemer, 25-16, 25-19, 25-9 (3-0)