WAKEFIELD – Several northeast Nebraska volleyball teams came together Thursday evening to open the 2021 Wakefield Invitational.
From both the Main and Auxiliary gyms in Wakefield, pool play games were showcased ahead of bracket play Saturday afternoon.
Pool A games in the Main gym featured: Lutheran High Northeast over Wakefield (25-17, 25-11); Lutheran High Northeast over Ponca (25-17, 25-17); Laurel-Concord-Coleridge over Ponca (25-23, 25-22) and Wakefield in three sets over LCC (25-17, 20-25, 25-19).
Pool B matches took place in the Auxiliary gym: Hartington Cedar Catholic over Cedar Bluffs (25-16, 25-20); BRLD over Cedar Bluffs (25-12, 25-14); Pierce over BRLD (25-16, 25-21) and Pierce over HCC (25-16, 25-16).
Moving into Saturday the final pool play games will be played featuring Wakefield vs. Ponca and BRLD vs. HCC at 8:30 a.m. as well as LHNE vs. LCC and Cedar Bluffs vs. Pierce at 9:30 a.m.
Championship bracket games will be held in the Main gym and consolation bracket play in the Auxiliary gym both starting at 11 a.m.
Thursday area matches:
Guardian Angels Central Catholic def. Boone Central, 25-19, 25-11, 25-9 (3-0)
Clarkson/Leigh def. Pender, 25-8, 25-20, 25-22 (3-0)
@ Wisner-Pilger: Oakland-Craig VS Wisner-Pilger (no results)
Norfolk Catholic Triangular:
Norfolk Catholic def. Battle Creek, 25-23, 26-24 (2-0)
Norfolk Catholic def. Summerland, 29-27, 25-22 (2-0)
Battle Creek def. Summerland, 25-14, 25-12 (2-0)
Tri County NE Triangular (Allen):
@ Tri County Northeast: Osmond VS Randolph (no score)
Osmond def. Tri County Northeast, 25-23, 25-19 (2-0)
Tri County Northeast def. Randolph, 16-25, 25-23, 25-11 (2-1)
West Point-Beemer Triangular:
West Point-Beemer def. Schuyler, 25-7, 25-16 (2-0)
West Point-Beemer def. Twin River, 25-17, 25-11 (2-0)
@ West Point-Beemer: Twin River VS Schuyler (no score)