Sioux City East Volleyball Team Moves On To The Region 1 Championship Match

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Sioux City East senior outside hitter, Jorden Hansen, recorded 10 kills for the Black Raiders.
Sioux City East junior, Lexi Lapke, with one of her game high kills

Sioux City East Volleyball Team Moves On To The Region 1 Championship Match

The Sioux City East volleyball team cruise to an easy victory as they sweep cross town rival Sioux City North in the Class 5A Region 1 semifinals last night.

Sioux City East junior, Kennedy Franko, blocks the gall in Thursday nights contest.
Sioux City East junior, Kennedy Franko, blocks the gall in Thursday nights contest.

Sioux City East had a bye in the first round where Sioux City North beat Sioux City West in a very close contest winning in four sets 25-23, 25-20, 23-25, and 25-14 to make the semifinal matchup against East.

The 14th ranked Black Raiders took advantage of their time off and had big performances from juniors Lexi Lapke, who had 17 digs and 16 kills, and Kennedy Franko, who had 16 assists.  Sioux City East beat the North Stars 25-12, 25-14 and 25-14.

The 30-10 Black Raiders will now travel to Ankeny Tuesday night to compete against 7th ranked Ankeny Centennial.  Ankeny Centennial is also coming into the championship having swept their opponent, Waukee, in three convincing sets 25-15, 25-10 and 25-14 setting this up to be a great match.

Good luck Sioux City East!!

Photos courtesy of Gene Knudsen Photography


Morgan, Sioux City

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