April 15, 2024

New to the top; Holcomb wins first GWAC Volleyball title

Ulysses, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–In 2016, the top of the league finish was virtually flipped from 2015. Holcomb finished in a tie for fourth, while Scott City was sixth, and hadn’t won a GWAC match in three years. Saturday at Ulysses, the Holcomb Longhorns ran the table, as they went 5-0 to win their first-ever league title. Scott City’s second place finished was their highest since 2012. The defending champion Colby Lady Eagles finished in fourth.

The Longhorns were pushed in two of their matches, and both were at the end of a long day. They defeated Scott City and Ulysses in two sets, but both by two points. Scott City had two hard-fought matches to begin their day to earn second place. They went to three sets with Colby and Ulysses. Against the Tigers, each match went to extra points, thus being decided by two points. They would sweep Goodland, fall to Holcomb and defeat Hugoton in two sets.

Team Results
1. Holcomb 5-0; 2. Scott City 4-1; 3. Ulysses 3-2; 4. Colby 2-3; 5. Hugoton 1-4; 6. Goodland 0-5

Hugoton def Goodland 25-11, 25-19; Scott City def Colby 17-25, 25-12, 25-17; Holcomb def Goodland 25-10, 25-20; Ulysses def Colby 25-17, 25-23; Holcomb def Hugoton 28-26, 25-16; Scott City def Ulysses 24-26, 27-25, 28-26; Colby def Hugoton 25-27, 25-18, 25-15; Scott City def Goodland 25-20, 25-15; Holcomb def Colby 25-20, 25-13; Ulysses def Goodland 25-20, 25-11; Holcomb def Scott City 25-23, 25-23; Ulysses def Hugoton 25-15, 25-21; Colby def Goodland 22-25, 25-18, 26-24; Scott City def Hugoton 25-19, 25-9; Holcomb def Ulysses 25-23, 26-24

Sub-State play is Saturday. Holcomb will host the Class 4A, Division II tournament with Colby, Goodland and Scott City, while Hugoton will be at the 3A Sub-State Tournament in Lakin, and Ulysses will be at the 4A, Division I tournament in Hays. Seeding will take place on Wednesday.

Holcomb Coach Jennifer Barrett

Scott City Coach Megan Gentry