The Broken Bow volleyball team will begin play Wednesday at the 2020 NSAA state volleyball championships in Lincoln. Broken Bow qualified for the tournament by claiming the C1-10 sub district title with wins over Ainsworth and O’Neill and then won the C1-8 district championship by knocking off Oakland Craig in straight sets. The Lady Indians started the season 2-3 but have since won 27 of their last 28 matches. Included in that was a 24 match winning streak. KCNI/KBBN Sports asked head coach Skylar Morris if there was a moment during the season that she felt ignited this amazing run.
Coach Morris also talked about what she believes to be the biggest areas of improvement from the beginning of the season to now.
Broken Bow has three players in triple figures in kills this season led by junior Kya Scott with 322. Seniors Kali Staples and Emma Schall have 219 and 175 respectively. Schall leads the team in blocks with 78. Junior Kailyn Scott set the school record for most assists in a career earlier this year and has a total of 776 on the season coming into the tournament.
Bow is the #7 seed in the Class C1 tournament and will face off against a familiar foe in the opening round as they meet #2 seed and undefeated St. Paul. Although the two teams have not faced each other this season, the two met twice last year with St. Paul winning at the Lexington Invite and winning 3 sets to 1 in last year’s state semifinals. St. Paul has established themselves as one of the top volleyball programs in the state and were the state runners up in Class C1 last year to Lincoln Lutheran. Coach Morris said she does not believe her team will be intimidated and believes the familiarity they have with the Wildcats will help.
Wednesday’s match will take place at 2 p.m. in Lincoln at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The match will be broadcast live on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com
FULL INTERVIEW WITH BROKEN BOW COACH SKYLAR MORRIS