Reloaded Cyclones complete drive for five
GUTHRIE CENTER -- Saying goodbye to a senior class featuring five all-conference players, three all-staters and a third-team All-American would be devastating for most high school volleyball programs.
For the Harlan Community Cyclones, it’s simply called the next challenge.
On Tuesday night, the two-time defending state champions clinched the program’s fifth consecutive state tournament appearance and improved to 35-5 on the year, answering every challenge from a game Bondurant-Farrar squad to win 25-14, 25-21, 25-17, in a Class 4-A regional final at Guthrie Center.
The second-ranked Cyclones, whose only five losses have come against fellow state qualifiers - three vs. top-ranked foes - will ride a 10-match winning streak into their 4-A state tourney quarterfinal with No. 10 Pella (27-10) on Tuesday, November 10. The match will start at 4:00 p.m. inside the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
Class 4-A State
Tuesday, November 10
#1 West Delaware (46-2) vs.
#14 Western Dubuque (24-12)
-- Court One, 4:00 p.m. --
#4 Marion (31-8) vs.
#6 Lewis Central (32-5)
-- Court One, 6:00 p.m. --
#2 Harlan Community (35-5)
vs. #10 Pella (27-10)
-- Court Two, 4:00 p.m. --
#3 Waverly-Shell Rock (42-9) vs. 8 Bishop Heelan (30-13)
-- Court Two, 6:00 p.m. --
Thursday, November 12
West Delaware or W. Dubuque
vs. Marion or Lewis Central
-- Court One, 12:00 p.m. --
Harlan Community or Pella vs. Waverly-SR or Heelan
-- Court Two, 12:00 p.m.
Friday, November 13
-- Center Court, 12:15 p.m. --
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