Getting into the American Midwest Convention postseason because the third seed was nothing new for Columbia School volleyball. It was a place it has discovered itself in 4 of its previous 5 seasons.
The one factor extra widespread for the Cougars in that timeframe has been making it to the semifinals by way of a straight-set quarterfinal win, which it has performed in all of its previous 4 seasons.
In a repeat of 2019’s quarterfinal matchup, Columbia defeated Lyon 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-15) on Tuesday on the Southwell Advanced. The win arrange a semifinal tie with regional rivals William Woods.
Regardless of the dominant scoreline for the Cougars, it was the Scots that received off to a quick begin. Lyon started the match with a 3-0 run because the Cougars tipped one try out and made two errors on spike makes an attempt.
That might be the final time Columbia confronted any actual adversity.
Within the the rest of the primary set, Columbia posted a 13-1 run. Ellie Rockers recorded three aces and Jaqueline Silva had six kills on the way in which to a nine-point set victory.
In all three units, Columbia operated a much more full defensive system. Lyon recorded -.011 hitting and put up 17 complete errors as Columbia defended the entrance of its court docket with nice success.
On the reverse finish, Columbia’s offense was diverse and relentless.
All through the sport, Bailee Ulery and Ellie Crede had been two of the Cougars’ mostly used attacking retailers. Ulery had eight kills on .538 hitting, and Crede had eight kills on .375 hitting.
Past the ability that Columbia’s hitters offers it, the Lyon protection was caught off guard as Luisa Ferreira twice efficiently linked with setter assaults. Ferreira additionally ended the night with 34 assists.
The Cougars ended the night with a staff hitting share of .337. It took them simply over an hour to see off the Scots.