HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS: Bandys needs win Tuesday at Maiden to inch closer to crown

Published Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

Foard gets shot at Western Foothills 3A

leader N. Iredell on Wednesday at Foard



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The next two nights will bring greater clarity to girls’ volleyball championship races in the Catawba Valley 2A Athletic and Western Foothills 3A.

Catawba Valley 2A Athletic

First-place Bandys (10-0 conference) travels on Tuesday to play second-place Maiden (9-1) at about 5:45 p.m. with the Blue Devils the only league team still with a chance to detail the Trojans’ run at a regular-season title.

After Maiden, the other six conference teams go into Tuesday’s schedule are already four or more matches behind Bandys.

Bandys can win and open a two-match lead over Maiden with three league matches to go but that would not mathematically eliminate Maiden from the title chase. What it would do, though, is secure the top conference tournament seed — and top state playoff seed from the CVAC — for the Trojans.

If Bandys wins to go 11-0 in the conference the worst it could finish in league play would be 11-3. And although Maiden could also end up 11-3, the Trojans would own a sweep of the Blue Devils (Bandys won 3-1 at Bandys on Sept. 8) and get the better seedings.

The Trojans’ fnal three matches are home versus Newton-Conover and West Caldwell and a finale at Bunker Hill. In the matches this year against those three, Bandys won 3-1, 3-0 and 3-0, respectively.

Maiden will closes at home against Bunker Hill, at Lincolnton and at home against Newton-Conover (previous results were 3-0 over Bunker Hill, 3-0 over Lincolnton and 3-0 over Newton-Conover).

Western Foothills 3A

North Iredell — 11-0 in a 14-game conference schedule with second-place Fred T. Foard (9-2) the only team still in contention for a regular-season crown — can grab all the hardware on Wednesday night in Newton (approximately 5:45 p.m.).

All of the teams behind Fred T. Foard in the current standings, including third-place East Lincoln, have at least four league losses.

Foard must win to stay alive for a shot at a regular-season tie and if those lose on Wednesday, the Tigers are still virtually out unless multiple teams (St. Stephens and North Lincoln) help Foard catch up.

The Tigers finish the league schedule at West Iredell and Statesville as they would battle to remain in second place.

North Iredell beat Foard 3-0 in Olin oin Sept. 12.

The conference tournament, with pairings, etc., to be announced is scheduled Oct. 17-29.


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