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Adams Central volleyball makes State Tournament for the first time since 1988
Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 8:21 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - For the first time since the George H.W. Bush administration, Adams Central volleyball played at the State Volleyball Tournament in Lincoln. The Patriots ended their 32-year drought after they upset four-seed Grand Island Central Catholic in Districts.

Adams Central lost the first set before taking the next three to win in four over the Crusaders. GICC was the defending state champs in Class C-2 and one of the contenders to compete in a competitive Class C-1.

The win over GICC marked the third time in school history Adams Central would end its season in Lincoln.

“They went through a journey throughout the season," Adams Central volleyball coach Libby Lollman said. "It had some highs. It had some lows. Conference tournament didn’t necessarily turn out the way they wanted it and they just did a nice job of competing and playing every point tonight.”

The Patriots had four seniors on this years' roster. Captain Caitlyn Scott was on the team the last four years and said the work Adams Central did in the off-season is a big reason why they ended their season in Lincoln.

“If you look at the last few years, our football team, basketball team and volleyball team have made strides in the right direction," Scott said. "That just proves how much work we put into the off-season, in the weight room. I think our programs outside of the season have gotten a lot better.”

The Patriots season came to end after they lost to top-ranked and unbeaten Wahoo in the Quarterfinals. They ended their season with a record of 22-12.

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