WAKEFIELD – Area volleyball teams began play in the 2017 Wakefield Invitational Volleyball Tournament Thursday evening.
Pool A scores from the Main gym found Hartington Cedar Catholic swept Wakefield (25-8, 25-12) and Homer (25-8, 25-2); Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons Decatur swept Wakefield (25-21, 27-25) and Homer (25-14, 25-20).
In the loss to Cedar Catholic, Wakefield was led at the net by junior Jessica Borg with four kills. Senior Andrea Lopez, junior Devaney Brown and junior Jamie Dolph each recorded seven digs while junior Breanna Chase tacked on three set assists.
From the loss to BRLD, Brown paced the Trojans at the net with six kills followed by another five from Borg. Dolph led the team in digs with 13 followed by 11 from Lopez and senior Rachel Brudigam and Brown each added 10 digs. Chase tacked on 125 set assists.
Pool B scores from the Auxiliary gym were Lutheran High Northeast swept. Laurel-Concord-Coleridge (25-13, 25-11); Ponca swept. Laurel-Concord-Coleridge (25-8, 25-18) and won in three sets over Pierce (25-20, 17-25, 25-21) while Pierce won in three sets over LHNE (16-25, 25-18, 25-8).
Saturday pool play games scheduled in the Main gym feature Wakefield vs. Homer at 8:30 a.m.; BRLD vs. HCC at 9:30 a.m. while games held in the Auxiliary gym will be Ponca vs. LHNE at 8:30 a.m.; LCC vs. Pierce at 9:30 a.m.
Championship Bracket – Main Gym
11:00am – Game #1: #1 Pool A vs. #2 Pool B
12:00pm – Game 2: #1 Pool B vs. #2 Pool A
1:00pm – Loser 1 vs. Loser 2 – 3rd Place
2:00pm – Winner 1 vs. Winner 2 – Championship
Consolation Bracket – Auxiliary Gym
11:00am – Game 1: #3 Pool A vs. #4 Pool B
12:00pm – Game2: #3 Pool B vs. #4 Pool A
1:00pm – Loser 1 vs. Loser 2
2:00pm – Winner 1 vs. Winner 2 – Consolation Championship