GOESSEL — The Goessel Bluebird volleyball team parlayed a strong showing in pool play and a top seed in elimination play into a win at the 2017 Goessel Invitational Sept. 9.

The Bluebirds, which entered the tournament ranked second in Class 1A-Div. 1 by the Kansas Volleyball Association, buzzed through the tournament undefeated on their way to the crown.

The Bluebirds did not lose a single game, sweeping all matches on the day 2-0.

The Bluebirds dispatched Central Christian (25-2, 25-1), South Haven (25-13, 25-13) and Halstead (25-23, 25-15) in pool play. In elimination rounds the Bluebirds downed Wichita Independent (25-16, 25-8) and Sedgwick (25-19, 25-20) for the title.

Goessel is now 9-0 on the season.

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Pool A

Goessel def. Central Christian 25-2, 25-3

Halstead def. South Haven 25-5, 25-12

Goessel def. South Haven 25-13, 25-23

Halstead def. Central Christian 25-11, 25-8

Goessel def. Halstead 25-23, 25-15

Central Christian def. South Haven 21-25, 25-13, 25-16

 

Pool B

Sedgwick def. Canton-Galva 25-18, 25-17

Wichita Independent def. Burrton 25-21, 25-20

Sedgwick def. Burrton 25-1, 25-10

Wichita Independent def. Canton-Galva 25-15, 25-27, 25-17

Sedgwick def. Wichita Independent 25-15, 21-25, 25-18

Canton-Galva def. Burrton 23-25, 25-23, 27-25

Elimination bracket

Semi final.

Goessel def. Independent 25-16, 25-8.

Sedgwick def. Halstead 19-25, 25-19, 25-15.

Consolation final

Halstead def. Independent. Scores unavailable.

 

Fifth place gameCanton-Galva def. Central Christian 25-21, 25-10.

 

Seventh place game

Burrton def. South Haven 25-20, 24-26, 25-22

Championship

Goessel def. Sedgwick 25-19, 25-20.