May 24, 2024

Goodland wins GWAC Tournament; Ulysses wins overal league title

Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Saturday brought the seven Great West Activities Conference teams to Scott City for the annual GWAC Volleyball Tournament, held at the Scott Community Events Center. This year’s tournament was the first time pool play and bracket play was used, as each team would get four or five matches. 

Goodland would win the three-way tie in pool play, and go on to win the GWAC Tournament in a competitive match over Holcomb. Despite losing the tiebreaker and placing third in their pool. Ulysses won the overall league title for the first time since 2018. The league standings are determined by not only their record in the league tournament, but also with the record in league triangulars and duals. Holcomb would move into second place overall in the league standings. 

Overall GWAC Standings
1. Ulysses 10-1; 2. Holcomb 7-3; 3. Goodland 7-4; 4. Scott City 5-5; 5. Colby 5-6; 6. Cimarron 3-7; 7. Hugoton 0-11

GWAC Tournament
1. Goodland 4-1; 2. Holcomb 3-1; 3. Colby 3-2; 4. Cimarron 1-3; 5. Ulysses 3-1; 6. Scott City 1-3; 7. Hugoton 0-5

Pool A
Ulysses def Hugoton 25-17, 25-4; Goodland def Colby 25-8, 25-11; Colby def Ulysses 25-14, 25-16; Goodland def Hugoton 25-8, 25-13; Ulysses def Goodland 25-14, 24-26, 25-18; Colby def Hugoton 25-13, 25-13

Pool B
Cimarron def Scott City 25-17, 25-19; Holcomb def Cimarron 22-25, 25-22, 25-15; Holcomb def Scott City 25-23, 25-19

Championship Bracket
Semi-Finals
Goodland def Cimarron 25-14, 25-15; Holcomb def Colby 26-24, 25-23
Championship
Goodland def Holcomb 25-21, 25-23
3rd Place
Colby def Cimarron 25-27, 27-25, 25-10

Consolation Pool
Scott City def Hugoton 25-9, 25-12; Ulysses def Hugoton 25-16, 25-14; Ulysses def Scott City 25-21, 25-23