NDN volleyball

With the help of an adjusted block strategy, Battle Creek seized control of its semi-final match with Norfolk Catholic--winning the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-18--but when the Bravettes loosened their collective grip during the third set ever so slightly, the Knights earned a third-set win 25-22.

But Battle Creek was up to the challenge when the match came down to big points and big plays in the fourth-and-final set, securing a 28-26 victory that sends the Bravettes into Thursday night’s Mid-State Conference volleyball final against Wayne--a 3-1 victor over Hartington Cedar Catholic.

Norfolk Catholic will face the Trojans in the third-place match on Thursday.


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LINCOLN — Hartington Cedar Catholic found itself in the consolation match of the Class D1 state volleyball championships here at Lincoln East High School after running into a buzzsaw named Diller-Odell in the semifinals Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.