October 6, 2022

Three-Peat; Ulysses wins GWAC Volleyball Tournament again


Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Over the last three years, one team has been at the top of the Great West Activities Conference in volleyball. With a fairly young team two years ago, the Lady Tigers of Ulysses blew through the GWAC Tournament in Hugoton, were pushed a little last year in Colby. This year, Ulysses didn’t even drop a set on Saturday in Scott City, as they added to their resume a third GWAC Tournament title. The Lady Tigers have not lost a match in the tournament in the last three seasons. 

Only two teams came close to winning a set against Ulysses. Colby had set point at 24, 25 and 26, only to see the Lady Tigers defeat the Lady Eagles in the second set at 28-26. Holcomb, who has pushed Ulysses earlier in the year, finished second in the tournament, only losing by three and five points in each set. 

Hugoton, Colby and Goodland each had 2-3 records on the day, as they each split wins between each other, and Scott City finished sixth. 

On Saturday, Ulysses will be in McPherson at the Class 4A, Division I Sub-State Tournament, Colby, Goodland and Hugoton head to Holcomb for the Class 4A, Division II Sub-State, and Scott City hosts the Class 3A Sub-State Tournament. 

Records
Ulysses 5-0; Holcomb 4-1; Hugoton 2-3; Colby 2-3; Goodland 2-3; Scott City 0-5

Results
Holcomb def Scott City 25-16, 25-20; Goodland def Hugoton 25-17, 25-18; Ulysses def Colby 25-19, 28-26; Holcomb def Hugoton 19-25, 25-17, 25-21; Ulysses def Scott City 25-15, 25-17; Holcomb def Goodland 20-25, 25-16, 25-13; Colby def Scott City 25-14, 18-25, 25-15; Ulysses def Goodland 25-19, 25-16; Hugoton def Colby 25-16, 25-23; Ulysses def Holcomb 25-22, 25-20; Hugoton def Scott City 25-16, 25-19; Holcomb def Colby 17-25, 25-10, 25-22; Goodland def Scott City 25-17, 25-14; Ulysses def Hugoton 25-21, 25-18; Colby def Goodland 25-11, 25-16 

Ulysses Coach Courtney Eslick