Wahoo-For the first time in program history, the Clarkson/Leigh Volleyball Team is headed to the State Tournament as the Patriots topped Nebraska City Lourdes 3-1 in the D1-2 District Final at Wahoo Thursday night.
Clarkson/Leigh lost set one 25-15, but roared back to win set two 25-22, set three 25-15, and set four 25-20.
The Patriots (25-9) were led by Beth Wiese with 10 kills. Sydney Folken added 9 kills and 7 ace blocks while Ashlynn Novotny totaled 8 kills.
The Knights, who end the year at 15-19, were led by Elizabeth Baumert, who totaled 9 kills. Elaina Madison chipped in 8 while Ainsley Esser and Ivye Meyer registered 7 apiece.
The State Tournament begins next Thursday in Lincoln.