UPDATE: Goessel volleyball third at 1A, DI state tournament

Cierra Nolte, Brittney Hiebert and Eden Hiebert attempt to block a Dighton attack during the Bluebirds’ first match of pool play Friday. Goessel defeated Dighton in three sets and went on to win the pool.
Cierra Nolte, Brittney Hiebert and Eden Hiebert attempt to block a Dighton attack during the Bluebirds’ first match of pool play Friday. Goessel defeated Dighton in three sets and went on to win the pool.

The Goessel volleyball team finished third at the Class 1A, Division I state tournament Saturday.

After sweeping their pool play matches, the Bluebirds faced top-seeded Centralia in the semifinals and lost, 25-20, 25-16.

That pitted Goessel against Kiowa-South Barber in the consolation match. The Bluebirds won, 25-10, 25-17.

Centralia went on to win the state title by defeating Hanover, 25-13, 25-15.

Pool Play

Goessel swept all three of its pool play matches at the Class 1A, Division I state volleyball tournament Friday at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays.

The second seed in the tournament, the Bluebirds defeated No. 7 Dighton in three sets, 12-25, 25-12, 25-15 to start the afternoon. Goessel then defeated No. 6 Lebo, 25-14, 25-14. The Bluebirds concluded the evening with a two-set win over Kiowa-South Barber, 25-20, 25-17.