District Volleyball – Area Recap – Anselmo-Merna Qualifies for State

District Volleyball – Area Recap – Anselmo-Merna Qualifies for State
Anselmo-Merna D2-8 District Champions

The Anselmo-Merna volleyball team qualified for the state volleyball tournament for the first time since 1972.  AM claimed the D2-8 district championship Saturday with a straight set win over Garden County.  Garden County opened the first set with an 11-0 run but Anselmo-Merna fought back and took their first lead of the match at 24-23 in set one and closed it out on the next point to win 25-23.  AM would never trail again in the match as the Lady Coyotes took sets two and three by scores of 25-11, and 25-12.  Anselmo-Merna qualifies for the NSAA state volleyball championships and will play their opening state tournament match on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.  AM will be the #7 seed in the tournament and will play Humphrey St. Francis at 9 a.m.  on Thursday.  KCNI/KBBN radio will provide live radio coverage of Anselmo-Merna’s matches at the state tournament.

Broken Bow saw its volleyball season come to an end on Saturday as the Lady Indians fell to Bishop Neumann of Wahoo 3 sets to 1.  Bishop Neumann won the first set 25-14 but Broken Bow fought back to tie the match winning the second set 25-15.  Bishop Neumann took the third set 25-15 and then closed out the match in the fourth winning 25-18.  Broken Bow concludes the season at 25-8.

In other district final action from Saturday, SEM fell to Overton at the D1-5 district championship.  Overton won in straight sets 25-19, 25-15, 25-19.  SEM concludes the season at 23-8.  Superior defeated Burwell in the C2-3 district final.  Superior won in straight sets 25-14, 25-16, 25-23.  Gothenburg qualified for state for the first time in school history as they knocked off St. Paul in the C1-8 district final.  The Swedes won in straight sets 25-18, 28-26, 26-19.

STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKET

Saturday District Final Scores

Saturday (10/30/2021)

Adams Central def. Sidney, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 15-11 (3-2)
Amherst def. Bridgeport, 25-18, 25-11, 25-12 (3-0)
Anselmo-Merna def. Garden County, 25-23, 25-11, 25-12 (3-0)
Archbishop Bergan def. Johnson-Brock, 24-26, 27-25, 25-11, 25-17 (3-1)
BDS def. Shelton, 22-25, 25-15, 25-12, 25-17 (3-1)
Bishop Neumann def. Broken Bow, 25-14, 15-25, 25-15, 25-18 (3-1)
Cambridge def. Central Valley, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18 (3-0)
Clarkson/Leigh def. Thayer Central, 25-14, 25-22, 25-16 (3-0)
Columbus Lakeview def. Fairbury, 25-12, 25-18, 25-14 (3-0)
Diller-Odell def. Bertrand, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 (3-0)
Elkhorn North def. Lexington, 25-14, 25-12, 25-13 (3-0)
Elmwood-Murdock def. Alma, 26-24, 25-12, 25-16 (3-0)
Exeter-Milligan def. South Platte, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 (3-0)
Falls City Sacred Heart def. Arthur County, 25-20, 25-14, 25-8 (3-0)
Gothenburg def. St. Paul, 25-18, 28-26, 25-19 (3-0)
Grand Island Central Catholic def. Omaha Roncalli Catholic, 25-10, 25-9, 25-12 (3-0)
Hastings St. Cecilia def. Guardian Angels Central Catholic, 13-25, 25-15, 25-12, 24-26, 15-8 (3-2)
Howells-Dodge def. Heartland, 25-10, 25-11, 25-13 (3-0)
Humphrey St. Francis def. Sioux County, 25-21, 25-13, 25-5 (3-0)
Kearney Catholic def. Ord, 25-19, 25-13, 25-12 (3-0)
Lincoln Lutheran def. North Bend Central, 25-10, 25-18, 25-16 (3-0)
Maywood-Hayes Center def. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-10, 25-14, 25-15 (3-0)
Mead def. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 25-21, 25-20, 25-17 (3-0)
Nebraska Christian def. Creighton, 25-16, 25-22, 25-17 (3-0)
Norfolk Catholic def. Yutan, 22-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23, 15-11 (3-2)
Norris def. Blair, 25-12, 25-5, 25-10 (3-0)
Northwest def. Aurora, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-21 (3-1)
Oakland-Craig def. Bayard, 25-16, 25-13, 25-21 (3-0)
Omaha Duchesne Academy def. Seward, 25-23, 25-16, 25-13 (3-0)
Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Elkhorn, 25-7, 25-13, 25-6 (3-0)
Overton def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 (3-0)
Pierce def. Chase County, 25-13, 25-23, 25-16 (3-0)
Stuart def. High Plains Community, 25-9, 25-14, 21-25, 25-18 (3-1)
Superior def. Burwell, 25-14, 25-16, 25-23 (3-0)
Sutton def. Palmyra, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 (3-0)
Syracuse def. Mitchell, 25-10, 25-21, 25-11 (3-0)
Waverly def. Bennington, 25-19, 25-16, 25-13 (3-0)
Wisner-Pilger def. Crofton, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15 (3-0)
Wynot def. Wauneta-Palisade, 25-19, 25-23, 25-12 (3-0)
York def. Alliance, 25-14, 25-14, 25-22 (3-0)

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