Waterville-Elysian-Morristown's Kylie Pittmann (2) sent the ball past Medford's Emma Kniefel (8) and Clara Kniefel (4) as they leapt to block in the third set. Photo: ANTHONY SOUFFLE • firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday brought the fourth match of the season between the two conference rivals.
“We know a lot about them, but we also know they know a lot about us,” Waterville-Elysian-Morristown coach Crystal Lamont said.
The victor was the same as the previous three as the No. 2-seeded Buccaneers swept third-seeded Medford 25-21, 25-20, 25-20.
“W-E-M’s been our bugaboo probably the last two years,” said Medford coach Missy Underdahl, who added that her team starts with confidence before the Buccaneers slowly break it down.
On Friday the Buccaneers (34-2) used 7-0 runs in sets one and two to put some distance between them and the 2018 runner-up Tigers (25-9).
Each of the first two sets started out pretty even, but No. 2-seed Waterville-Elysian-Morristown took control both times en route to a Class 1A semifinal sweep of No. 3-seed Medford, 25-21, 25-20, 25-20.
The Buccaneers (34-2) used 7-0 runs in sets one and two to put some distance between them and the 2018 runner-up Tigers (25-9).
The Buccaneers are seeking their second state title after winning in 2015 in their only other state tournament trip.
Check back later for more on the match.