Posted On: 04/6/16 10:39 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No teams from Nebraska were crowned as champions on Sunday at the AAU Grand Prix, but a couple came very close.

VCNebraska 15 Elite advanced to the 15 Open championship with a perfect 5-0 record and took on undefeated Kokoro 151 of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

In the final, Kokoro took a 25-22, 25-18 win over VCNebraska and finished the two-day tournament with a 6-0 record without dropping a set. VCNebraska went 3-0 in pool play on the first day and then had straight-set tournament wins over Southwest Minnesota VBC and Kandi Elite to reach the championship.

In the 18 Open division, Nebraska Juniors 181 gave the #3 team in the nation – Minnesota Select 181 – all it wanted and more in the championship match before falling 25-20, 24-26, 15-12. Both teams dominated competition leading up to the championship as each squad went 5-0 and didn’t allow more than 19 points to any opponent in a single set.

2016 AAU Regional Grand Prix

18 Open

Championship: Minnesota Select 181 def. Nebraska Juniors 181 25-20, 24-26, 15-12.

Tied for 3rd – Nebraska Juniors 182

Tied for 7th – VCNebraska 17 Elite

Tied for 11th – VCNebraska 17 Black

Tied for 15th – Nebraska Juniors 172

16 Open

Championship: Kokoro 161 def. MVP 16 Blue 25-16, 25-18.

Tied for 3rd – Nebraska Juniors 161

5th place – VCNebraska 16 Elite

10th place – Nebraska Juniors 162

13th place – VCNebraska 16 Black

15 Open

Championship: Kokoro 151 def. VCNebraska 15 Elite 25-22, 25-18

Tied for 3rd – Nebraska Juniors 151

5th place – VCNebraska 15 Black

14 Open

Championship: Kokoro 141 def. Minnesota Select 141 15-25, 25-21, 15-13.

Tied for 3rd – VCNebraska 14 Elite

Tied for 3rd – Nebraska Juniors 142

5th place – Nebraska Juniors 141

6th place – River City Juniors 141 ROX

Tied 7th place – VCNebraska 14 Black

Tied for 11th place – River City Juniors 142 ROX

13th place – Nebraska Juniors 131

14th place – River City Juniors 131 ROX