Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2011

Power Points lift Lady Trojans into State Tny.

HARTINGTON — For the second straight year, the wildcard lifted the Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans into the Nebraska State Volleyball Tournament.
Cedar Catholic’s 23-8 record was only the 14th best record in Class C2 this year, but the Lady Trojans’ tough schedule produced a 44.3871 NSAA power point total.  The total was enough to allow Cedar to edge out Wood River for the Wildcard.

Cedar garnered the sixth seed in this year’s State Tourney and will face the third-seeded Ord Chanticleers in first-round action. The game is slated for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Hastings High School.
The winner of Thursday’s contest will face the winner of the  North Platte St. Patrick and Hastings St. Cecillia contest.
Ord and Hastings St. Cecillia are both new to Class C2 after competing in Class C1 last year.
Kuntz said the team is happy they were able to advance to the State Tournament for the second straight year, but he said the team still has some big goals ahead of them.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to play down there, but this isn’t just about getting to the state tournament, it is about getting to the state tournament and playing good volleyball,” he said.
Even though the Trojans are young, with only two seniors on this year’s squad, Cedar still has a great chance to perform well at State, he said.
“The only teams that are returning to the state tournament this year are Lutheran High Northeast and us,” he said. “Even with a new team, the players were there last year and felt what it was like to be in the atmosphere. When it comes down to it, the team that wins just has to outplay the other side of the net.”