Eagles Stop Vikes in League Volleyball Tournament Finals
Western Harnett defeated Union Pines in four sets Tuesday in the finals of the Cape Fear Valley Conference volleyball tournament held at Union Pines.
The win by the Eagles gave them the first seed out of the conference entering the state 3-A playoffs. The Eagles and Vikings joined Overhills tied for first place in the conference after the end of regular-season play. It was decided the tournament winner would get the postseason first seed.
The Vikings, who get the second seed for postseason action, took the first set from the Eagles 25-18, but then dropped the next two sets by scores of 25-22 and 25-23. In the fourth set, the Vikings fell behind 6-0. The Eagles pushed the margin to 11-3.
The Vikes got within 15-8, but the Eagles finally closed out the championship game by a 25-21 score.
Earlier in the day, the Vikings knocked off Southern Lee 25-8, 25-16 and 25-20 in a semifinal match. Western Harnett earned its berth in the championship game by defeating Overhills 25-21, 17-25, 25-16 and 25-17 in the other semifinal match.
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