Western Nebraska Punches Their Ticket to the District B Championship


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 Western Nebraska Punches Their Ticket to the District B Championship


Nov. 9,  2019, Sterling, Colo. — The final day of the Region IX Volleyball Championship Tournament opened with Eastern Wyoming facing off against Western Nebraska who in three sets, punched their ticket to the District B Championship against Northeastern Junior College.

Set one found Eastern Wyoming down by three points, before going on a run to go up by three points 15-12.  Following a Cougar timeout, WNCC forced a sideout and then battled to a one point lead 18-17.  After being tied up at 18's, WNCC slowly pulled away for th 25-22 victory.  Set two again had several ties and lead changes as both teams battled defensively with great digs and strong front line play.  EWC held the advantage at 21-19 before WNCC roared back to lead 23-21.  EWC again battled to within one point 24-23, before WNCC sided out to take set two, 25-23. In the third set, WNCC ran out to a six point lead which proved to be too much for Eastern Wyoming to overcome.  WNCC won the set and match with a 25-16 win.

Eastern Wyoming finishes fourth in the tournament and Western Nebraska faces off with Northeastern Junior College at 4 pm today for the District B Championship national qualifying berth.



Northeastern Junior College is Colorado’s premier two-year residential college, part of the Colorado Community College System and NCA accredited. Northeastern offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs, along with career and technical training and community classes. Northeastern is a Division I member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, part of the Region IX with 10 varsity athletic teams.