PAPILLION – Papillion-LaVista and Omaha Marian came into the Metro Conference tournament as the top two teams in the seedings and they are the final two remaining teams in contention for the title.
Papillion-LaVista improved to 31-3 on the season by beating Millard South 25-22, 25-16 in the quarterfinals and then downing Millard North 25-15, 25-14. Millard North reached the semifinals by beating Millard West 25-14, 25-22 in the quarterfinals.
Marian, meanwhile, improved to 29-5 on the year by winning its quarterfinal match 25-16, 25-12 over Omaha Westside and then outlasting Papillion-LaVista South 25-19, 15-25, 25-19 in the semifinals. Papillion-LaVista South reached the semifinals with a 25-11, 25-16 win over Omaha Northwest.
In Marian’s win over Omaha Westside, sophomore Emily Bressman had a team-high nine kills to go with two ace serves, a block and six digs. Setter Lily Heim had a team-high seven digs and 26 assists. MaKenna Freeman and Clara Lamb each had four kills for Westside.
In the win over Papillion-LaVista South, Bressman again led all attackers with 12 kills while Mary Katherine Wolfe had three blocks and Sophia Moes added four ace serves. Peyton Schendt led the Titans with 10 kills and Sophie Hendrix added nine. Mara LeGrand finished with 24 assists, two kills and 3 1/2 blocks while Taliyah Flores had a match-high 22 digs.
Below are all the results from the Metro Conference tournament on Wednesday as well as the schedule for Thursday.
Papillion-LaVista def. Millard South 25-22, 25-16
Millard North def. Millard West 25-14, 25-22
Papillion-LaVista South def. Omaha Northwest 25-11, 25-16
Omaha Marian def. Omaha Westside 25-16, 25-12
Papillion-LaVista def. Millard North 25-15, 25-14
Omaha Marian def. Papillion-LaVista South 25-19, 15-25, 25-19
Championship Consolation Semifinals
Millard West def. Millard South 25-16, 25-23
Omaha Westside def. Omaha Northwest 25-18, 25-21
Bellevue West def. Omaha Benson 25-15, 25-7
Omaha Central def. Omaha North 25-17, 23-25, 25-23
Omaha South def. Bellevue East 25-17, 25-18
Omaha Burke def. Omaha Bryan 25-7, 25-20
Bellevue West def. Omaha Central 25-21, 25-18
Omaha Burke def. Omaha South 25-20, 25-21
Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 27
All Matches at Papillion-LaVista South High School
5 p.m. – 5th place match – Millard West vs. Omaha Westside (Aux. Gym)
5 p.m. – 3rd place match – Millard North vs. Papillion-LaVista South (Main Gym)
7 p.m. – Consolation final – Bellevue West vs. Omaha Burke (Aux. Gym)
7 p.m. – Championship match – Papillion-LaVista vs. Omaha Marian (Main Gym)