Mullen claimed the MNAC Volleyball Tournament Title on Saturday in Broken Bow. It wasn’t easy though. The Lady Broncos were on the brink of elimination in the semifinals as they fell behind Anselmo-Merna 2 sets to none. The Lady Coyotes came back to win the first set 26-24 and won the 2nd 25-12. Mullen would regroup and come back to win set 3 25-15, set 4 25-17 and close it out in the 5th 15-9. The Lady Broncos would meet Cody-Kilgore in the championship match. Cody-Kilgore had to go 5 sets in their semifinal to advance past South Loup. The Cowgirls took the first 2 sets by scores of 25-13 and 25-20. South Loup would come back to win set 3 25-23 and set 4 27-25. In the 5th, Cody-Kilgore prevailed 15-10. The championship match was not as dramatic. Mullen was able to gain control early and won in straight sets 25-12, 25-20, 25-21.
3rd place match
South Loup def. Anselmo-Merna (3-1) 25-18, 25-17, 25-27, 25-17
5th place match
Brady def. Hyannis (2-0) 25-15, 25-23
7th place match
Ansley/Litchfield def. Sandhills/Thedford (2-1) 20-25, 25-19, 25-22