Posted On: 09/3/19 12:36 PM

BELLEVUE - Sometimes reality doesn't live up to the hype while other times - like Saturday at the Bellevue West Invitational - it does.

Class A's top-ranked Papillion-LaVista went a perfect 6-0 at the Bellevue West Invitational over the weekend - dropping just one set in the six matches - to win its first title in the tournament since 2014 with a 26-24, 25-17 win over Class B #2 Skutt Catholic. 

After falling in the championship match each of the past two years (last year to Millard North and to Papillion-LaVista South in 2017), the third time was the charm for the Monarchs.

Papillion-LaVista's title didn't seem anywhere near a lock in the first set against the Skyhawks as Skutt Catholic pulled out to a 13-7 lead after a pair of ace serves from Creighton recruit Megan Skovsende and a kill by sophomore Ava Heyne. The Monarchs, however, chipped away at the lead and eventually tied the first set at 18 on a kill by Creighton recruit Norah Sis and then took a 19-18 lead on an ace serve from Ashlee Fettin.

The two teams then went back-and-forth until a kill from Washburn recruit Chloe Paschal gave Papillion its first

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