Nebraska State Volleyball Tournament: Grand Island Central Catholic Nov. 9-11, 2017

The Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders volleyball team played their hearts out winning their quarterfinal and semifinals matches only to lose to Wahoo in a Saturday afternoon championship match at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. Here are some of my favorites over three days covering the Crusaders.

Grand Island Central Catholic volleyball players make a dogpile while celebrating their victory over Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Crusaders advance to play Wahoo in the Class C1 championship game.

Grand Island Central Catholic volleyball players make a dog pile while celebrating their victory over Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Crusaders advance to play Wahoo in the Class C1 championship game.

Grand Island Central Catholic volleyball players celebrate a point against Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Grand Island Central Catholic volleyball players celebrate a point against Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Grand Island Central Catholic head coach Sharon Zavala, left, and assistant coach Brittany Raile walk off the Pinnacle Bank Arena south court arm-in-arm as the Crusaders beat Lincoln Lutheran in four sets in a Class C1semifinal match Friday. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

Grand Island Central Catholic head coach Sharon Zavala, left, and assistant coach Brittany Raile walk off the Pinnacle Bank Arena south court arm-in-arm as the Crusaders beat Lincoln Lutheran in four sets in a Class C1semifinal match.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Megan Woods bumps the ball against Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Megan Woods bumps the ball against Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Brigit Baglien, music director at Grand Island Central Catholic, performs with the band prior to the Class C1 semifinal against Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday.

Brigit Baglien, music director at Grand Island Central Catholic, performs with the band prior to the Class C1 semifinal against Lincoln Lutheran at Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Kamryn Willman celebrates her match point kill to beat Omaha Concordia 25-21 in the first set Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Kamryn Willman celebrates her match point kill to beat Omaha Concordia 25-21 in the first set Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

Grand Island Central Catholic senior Ali Nowicki goes low to bump the ball on an Omaha Concordia serve Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

Grand Island Central Catholic senior Ali Nowicki goes low to bump the ball on an Omaha Concordia serve Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Megan Woods celebrates a point on her serve against Concordia at Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Megan Woods celebrates a point on her serve against Concordia at Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

The Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders volleyball team celebrates their Class C1 victory over Concordia in four sets at Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

The Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders volleyball team celebrates their Class C1 victory over Concordia in four sets at Thursday at Lincoln North Star High School.

Grand Island Central Catholic sophomore Allison Kalvoda goes for a kill during the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.

Grand Island Central Catholic sophomore Allison Kalvoda goes for a kill during the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Jenny Lowry gets a dig during the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Jenny Lowry gets a dig during the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Kamryn Willman celebrates a point during the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.

Grand Island Central Catholic junior Kamryn Willman celebrates a point during the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.

Grand Island Central Catholic head coach Sharon Zavala hugs her lone senior on the team Ali Nowicki concluding the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday. Wahoo beat Central Catholic in three straight sets. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

Grand Island Central Catholic head coach Sharon Zavala hugs her lone senior on the team Ali Nowicki concluding the Class C1 State Volleyball Championship against Wahoo at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday. Wahoo beat Central Catholic in three straight sets.

 

 

 

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