Saturday was a dream come true for Lincoln and Northeastern volleyball teams.
No players on either roster were old enough to enroll in kindergarten the last time either school hoisted a volleyball Sectional trophy. At Union (Modoc) High School, Lincoln (who last won a Sectional in 2006) had to defeat two teams ranked in the top 30 in the final state rankings. The laser-focused Lady Eagles made it look easy, sweeping both opponents.
At Knightstown, Northeastern (who last won a Sectional in 2009) found themselves trailing 18-8 in the third set, with the match tied at one set each, against perennial power Hagerstown.
The Lady Tigers defeated the Knights for the Wayne County Championship two weeks ago. Saturday, the Knights would not be denied. NHS executed an improbable comeback to win the third set, and then won the fourth set to close out the match.
Read more coverage in the October 19, 2022 print issue of the Western Wayne News.