BLACKSVILLE — The Mason-Dixon Convention volleyball event bought underway on Wednesday evening in Blacksville at Clay Battelle Excessive College as eight colleges gathered to combat for the title with the Cee-Bees and fellow Monongalia County resident Trinity Christian Warriors each incomes 3-0 victories.
With the wins, every superior to tonight’s semifinals to battle for a spot within the championship match which is able to happen to conclude the night.
The Cee-Bees will face off towards South Harrison who knocked off Notre Dame 3-2 in a five-set thriller to kick off the night, whereas the Warriors will battle Valley within the second semifinal.
Trinity met Paden Metropolis within the opening spherical and loved an opening-round sweep 25-11, 25-7, and 25-9. Head coach Anna Witt says she is happy together with her workforce’s effort final evening and to organize for the event setting within the weeks resulting in the convention event.
“We knew this event can be aggressive and we didn’t need numbers or rankings to impact us in any respect,” she mentioned. “We got here in with the mindset to play whoever we’ve to and giving them our greatest and carrying that into tomorrow.”
The event setting is one thing that the groups may also see subsequent week as postseason play begins with sectional tournaments the place the season involves an finish for lots of groups. Most of the Mason-Dixon groups share sections and areas and it’s a great tune-up for subsequent week each mentally and bodily, Witt says.
“We’re getting some good reps in on the courtroom and mentally as properly,” she mentioned. “We’re in a position to not solely play a few of these groups this week but in addition in a position to watch the others and see how they’re working and enjoying in the meanwhile.”
The Cee-Bees additionally cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Hundred Hornets to shut the evening. After giving up an ace to open the match within the first set, the hosts fired off a 12-3 scoring run and by no means regarded again on their strategy to closing the primary set 25-12.
The second set started the identical as the primary with C-B leaping out to an early lead, 7-2. Sturdy serving, stable protection, and an aggressive offensive assault appeared to be a lethal trio that the Hornets couldn’t overcome. The Cee-Bees gained the second set 25-11 and went on to shut the match out within the third set 25-10. After main 7-4 early on C-B scored 18 of the ultimate 24 factors to shut the match 3-0.
“We performed properly tonight and are feeling prepared for tomorrow,” C-B head coach Matthew Wooden mentioned. “If we proceed to play essentially sound volleyball and play sensible we will likely be tremendous and provides ourselves an opportunity tomorrow. We’re utilizing this week to get used to the event strain and get the psychological state the place it must be, we may also see a few of these groups in these tournaments subsequent week so it’s essential for us to maintain getting higher.”
The Cee-Bees and South Harrison will open the night with the primary semifinal at 6 p.m., adopted by Trinity and Valley. The 2 semifinal winners will conclude the evening within the championship match.