Posted On: 08/31/19 12:07 AM

BELLEVUE - All eight of the top seeds in the Bellevue West Invitational survived the pool play rounds on Friday night to advance to the championship bracket on Saturday.

Even though the top two teams in each of the four pools wound up advancing to the championship bracket, that doesn't mean there wasn't any drama or upsets. Although, the most drama and only upset came in Pool D where fourth-seeded Omaha Duchesne took on fifth-seeded Omaha Marian.

After Marian took the first set 25-21, Duchesne came back to win the second set by an identical 25-21 mark. Marian then got off to a blistering start in the third set and had leads of 13-4 and 17-9 before the Cardinals started to heat up. A Mayah Delgado-Walker kill for Duchesne wound up tying the score at 23-23, but Marian got the final two points to pull the upset and win the decisive set 25-23.

In Pool A, overall top seed Skutt Catholic had a fairly clean evening, sweeping Bellevue East, Lincoln Southeast and Western Christian of Hull, Iowa, in its pool without giving up more than 20 points in any set. Western Christian finished second, beating Lincoln Southeast in a crucial

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