The Broken Bow volleyball team won its 20th match in a row in the most thrilling of fashions Thursday night by outlasting top five ranked Kearney Catholic in a 5 set marathon. The top ten battle provided everything you could want in a volleyball match. The two teams split the first four sets with Bow winning the first (25-12) and the third (25-22) and Kearney Catholic winning the second (25-21) and the fourth (25-16). The deciding fifth set saw the two teams battle back and forth well past the 15 point mark as Broken Bow would ultimately win it by the final of 22-20 as Emma Schall delivered with an ace block on match point. Kailyn Scott finished with 55 assists in the match, Kya Scott had 23 kills and Kali Staples finished with 15 to lead the Broken Bow attack. The Lady Indians now improve to 22-3 on the season.
The semifinals are set for the Mid Nebraska Activities Conference volleyball tournament. Opening round play of the tournament took place Thursday with matches played in Arnold and Mullen. Twin Loup advanced to the semifinals with a straight set win over Brady 25-12, 25-20, 25-18. The Wolves will meet the two seed South Loup in the semi’s as the #2 seeded Bobcats got past Cody-Kilgore in straight sets 25-16, 25-19, 25-13. Anselmo-Merna advanced to the semi’s with a straight set win over Arthur County 25-6, 25-23, 25-22. AM will face Mullen in the semi’s. The top seeded Lady Broncos defeated Sandhills/Thedford in straight sets to advance. The semifinals will take place in Mullen on Saturday followed by the third place consolation match and championship. All four matches will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and video streamed live on sandhillsexpress.com facebook page, you tube, and twitter.