The Liberty Bell High School varsity volleyball squad can start thinking district playoffs, after defeating Tonasket Thursday (Oct. 17) in the opponent’s gym.
The Lady Lions needed five games to beat the Lady Tigers. Coach Christine Scott called the win “ugly” but credited Maddie Surface and Hailey Dammann for strong performances.
Heading into play Tuesday evening (Oct. 22), Liberty Bell (9-4, 5-1) was in second place in the Central Washington 2B League, behind Brewster (11-1, 6-0). The top six teams in the league advance to districts, which start Nov. 2.
The Lady Lions finish the regular season with two matches at home, against teams at the bottom of the league standings: Tuesday (Oct. 22) against Soap Lake, and next Monday (Oct. 28) against Bridgeport. If they win those two matches, the Lady Lions would earn a bye in districts and play their first district match in their home gym.
A second-place finish or better in league also would guarantee Liberty Bell a spot in a crossover tournament, Nov. 7 against teams from the 2B Eastern Washington Athletic Conference. League officials were working on moving the crossover tournament to Wenatchee, after Quincy discovered it might have a scheduling conflict.