Conference volleyball roundup: Syracuse, Auburn continue tournament runs

SYRACUSE – The Syracuse volleyball team, ranked No. 6 in the latest World-Herald News Service rankings, swept Fort Calhoun in the first round of the Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament Tuesday, 25-8, 25-16, 25-15 (3-0).

The Rockets were led in kills by Lauren Meyer (14), Meredith Clark (10), Aubrey Kasbohm (9) and Jessie Moss (8).  As a team, Syracuse hit .400 for the match.  Senior setter Brooke Snyder led the team in assists with 37.

Syracuse, the No. 2 seed, advances to 19-1 on the season and will face No. 3 seed Douglas County West in the semi-finals at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Syracuse High School.

NCC Tournament Scores(10/9/18)

#1 Wahoo def #8 Arlington 25-8, 25-9, 25-10(3-0)

#2 Syracuse def #7 Fort Calhoun 25-8, 25-16, 25-15(3-0)

#3 DC West def Ashland-Greenwood 25-9, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19(3-1)

#5 Platteview def #4 Raymond Central 25-8, 25-13, 25-18(3-0)

Upcoming NCC Tournament Games(all games Thursday, Oct 11th @ 7PM)

Winners Bracket: 

#5 Platteview at #1 Wahoo

#3 DC West at #2 Syracuse

Consolation Bracket

#8 Arlington at #4 Raymond Central

#6 Ashland Greenwood at #7 Fort Calhoun

The 3rd place match and finals will take place at DC West High School on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Lambert, Auburn block Louisville on their way to conference title match

MALCOLM – The Auburn volleyball team also swept their way through the East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament on Tuesday. The Bulldogs defeated Louisville, 25-22, 25-20, 25-23 (3-0), to advance to the championship match on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Emma Goering led Auburn with 15 kills. Sydnie Reeves dished 33 assists. Rachel Bohling had 30 digs and 2 ace serves.

“Last night (Tuesday) was definitely all about taking care of the net,” Head Coach Lexie Baack said. “Louisville has 2 very good middles which is tougher on our blockers, but our block stepped up and our back row also had a good night defensively.”

Jocelyn Lambert finished with 6 blocks, 9 kills and 2 ace serves.

“We got behind a couple of times but we’re able to keep our heads and finish,” Baack said. “Proud of these ladies and can’t wait for tomorrow night!”

Auburn improves to 16-7 and will play Malcolm in the title match at Malcolm High School.

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