The North Platte Community College Lady Knights volleyball team (20-13) heads to Beatrice Thursday morning to begin play in the Region IX Division II Tournament. No. 14 Central Community College Lady Raiders (25-10), the Southeast Community College Lady Storm (12-17) and the Dawson Community College Lady Buccaneers (6-25) are competing for the Region IX Division II crown.
The four teams will play a round-robin with the top two teams advancing to a Championship game. Whoever emerges from the round-robin with the #1 seed will need to be beaten twice by the #2 seed to earn the Region IX Division II Tournament Title.
On Thursday October 31 the Lady Knights will face host Southeast Community College at 7 p.m. to open the round-robin portion of the tournament. The Lady Knights have defeated the Lady Storm twice this season defeating Southeast in four sets on the road (27-29, 25-18, 25-19, 25-23) and five sets at home (24-26, 25-11, 20-25, 25-20, 15-13).
The Lady Knights return to action Friday morning as they play No. 14 Central Community College at 11 a.m. The Lady Knights have split with the Lady Raiders in their two meetings this season as they won at home in five (15-25, 28-26, 25-22, 19-25, 15-13) and lost on the road in three (16-25, 20-25, 21-25).
The Lady Knights will conclude the round-robin portion of the tournament as against Dawson Community College at 7 p.m. Friday evening. The Lady Knights have not faced the Lady Buccaneers yet this season.
North Platte’s matches on Friday can be heard on ESPN Radio 1410 with Robert Lovell on the call.
Should the Lady Knights finish in the top two teams after the round-robin they will play on Saturday October 2 at 1 p.m. for the Region IX Championship with the No. 2 seed needing to win two games to capture the title. The winner will advance to the District G Playoff to compete for a birth in the National Division II Tournament. The championship will also be heard on ESPN Radio 1410 if the Lady Knights are playing for the title.