The crowd at Tuesday's, Sept. 17 non-league bout between the Lutheran-Northeast Eagles from Norfolk and the host O'Neill Eagles saw Lutheran-Northeast's volleyball squad beat O'Neill by a tally of 3-1. Set one found Lutheran-Northeast getting an easy 25-14 win. In the second set, O'Neill kept it a little closer, but still came out a little short in the end, 22-25. O'Neill rallied and won the third set 25-21, but Lutheran-Northeast found an easy win in the fourth set 25-15 to win the game.
Leading scorers for O'Neill were Makayla Hilker with 13 kills and 22 digs; Meg Schluns nine kills, one ace and 27 digs; Wreece Liewer six kills, one ace and six digs; Blair Gutshall five kills, two aces and 19 digs; Lauren Young two kills and 10 digs; Zeile Sorenson one kill, one ace and one dig; Makenna Fowler one kill and five digs; Alyssa Eichelberger two aces and 10 digs; and Kiersten Welke 10 digs.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Eagles again played host, this time to the Guardian Angel Central Catholic Bluejays from West Point. The Eagles put up a fight, but again marked these down as losses. Losing in three sets 23-25, 20-25 and 18-25
On Saturday, Sept. 21 the Eagles took to the road as they ventured to Ord for a tournament.
The first match had them facing the Summerland Bobcats, a co-op with Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard, Again these were close matches, but this time the Eagles claimed the victory, winning two out of three sets, 26-24, 21-25 and 25-20.
The second match brought more of the same, as O'Neill claimed two out of three matches against the Ansley/Litchfield Spartans. O'Neill lost a close first set 22-25, but rallied back and won the next two 25-19 and 25-21.
The Eagle's final match brought them face to face with the Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders. The Eagles lost the first set 15-25, but refused to give up. They did end up losing the second and final set of the day, but it was not an easy win for the Crusaders as the final score was 34-32.