Posted On: 02/18/18 7:00 PM

Kelsie Cada (Bishop Neumann) of VCNebraska 17 Elite hits around the block of Ellie Husemann and Peyton Suess of Northern Lights 171 during a 17 Open match on Saturday. (Photo by Berk Brown).

OMAHA – VCNebraska 17 Elite had the #6 team in the nation on the ropes Sunday in the 17 Open division of the President’s Day Classic but couldn’t quite finish the deal.

VCNebraska stumbled out of the gate in its pool play match with #6 Northern Lights 171 and fell behind 11-2 in the first set on its way to a 25-18 setback. VCNebraska, however, turned the tables on Northern Lights in the second set, winning by an identical 25-18 score. In the third set, a couple kills from Delaney Humm (Lincoln Pius X) kept things tight, but a 5-0 run by Northern Lights put it ahead 8-2 and VCNebraska simply couldn’t catch up as Northern Lights closed it out with a 15-7 win.

The loss put VCNebraska at 5-1 while it allowed Northern Lights 171 to clinch a spot in the championship bracket. VCNebraska currently sits in second place in Pool 2, but needs a win over Nebraska Juniors 171 on Monday morning to advance

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