Posted On: 01/27/18 10:56 PM
OMAHA – A pair of teams from Omaha that came into the American division tournament at January Thaw as low seeds have crashed the championship bracket.
Performance VBC 18 NIKE, initially seeded 16th overall, and Nebraska Elite 182 Envy, which entered as the #21 overall seed, are each in the eight-team championship bracket on Sunday. The winner of the bracket earns the only bid to the USAV GJNC in the American division.
After going 2-1 on Friday, Performance 18 NIKE actually took over the top seed by going 3-0 today with a 19-25 25-9, 15-8 win over Team KC 181, a 26-24, 25-21 victory over Northern Lights 18 Black and a 25-18, 25-23 win over Premier 18 Black.
Nebraska Elite 182 Envy has not lost a match in the tournament, and swept Iowa Power Plex 18U 25-20, 25-23 and Iowa Rockets 25-23, 25-15 before taking a 25-19, 22-25, 15-8 win over PVA 18 Elite.
Performance 18 NIKE will take on Iowa Rockets 181 in a 10:30 a.m. quarterfinal match while Nebraska Elite 18 Envy faces Southland Aces 181 in its 10:30 a.m. quarterfinal.
Premier 18 Black and TeamMagic 181 are each playing in the Silver bracket on Sunday while Banzai