HC falls in national quarterfinals

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Hastings College volleyball team reached the round of eight at the NAIA national tournament, but fell to No. 1 Concordia (Calif.) 25-19, 25-14, 25-19 Friday night at the Tyson Events Center.

Earlier in the day, the No. 8 Broncos knocked off No. 9 Lee (Tenn.) 15-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 to advance.

That early win came in the middle of a wild 24-hour span for the team. The night before, HC survived a tiebreaker tournament that went past 11:30 p.m. The Broncos and Lee then played at 10 a.m. Friday.

After a long night that included ice baths and little sleep, according to coach Matt Buttermore, Hastings College had a steep challenge in its morning match.

The Broncos dropped the first set after falling behind early to the Flames by as much as nine points.

To read more, see Saturday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>

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