No. 6-seed Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont upset No. 3 Wapsie Valley 3-1 (25-22, 11-25, 25-20, 25-21) in the Class 2A quarterfinals of the State volleyball tournament on Tuesday at Xtreme Arena in Cedar Rapids.
After the Rockets took the first set, 25-22, Wapsie Valley, appeared to be asserting dominance in the second set. The Warriors put an end to back-and-forth scoring with EBF when the Rockets hit 10 points. The Warriors went on a 15-1 scoring run. The only point scored by the Rockets was off a bad serve by the Warriors.
Of Wapsie Valley’s final five points, Hannah Knight scored on two cross court spikes, Anna Curley dropped a point over the net, EBF served long and Taylor Buhr made a spike for the game point.
EBF got off to an 8-4 start in the third set. Wapsie Valley took a time out, but EBF went on to extend its lead to 17-10 before WV took another time out. With help of some service errors by EBF, Wapsie Valley started another scoring run and cut the Rockets lead to 22-19. But EBF held on to win 25-20
The final set was again a back-and-fourth affair, but EBF was either in the lead or the score was tied. WV tied the set 18-18 and 19-19, but EBF held on for a 25-21 win
EBF moves on to face Western Christian, which defeated Sumner-Fredericksburg 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-18) earlier Tuesday.