Vallivues penchant for comebacks continued in the first round, rallying from a two-game deficit to defeat Idaho Falls in five games. The Falcons kept that momentum going as they buried Post Falls in the second round in three sets. Vallivue will face Lewiston (28-4) on Saturday morning in the semifinals.
It was a little stressful, Vallivue coach Michelle OConnell said of the match against Idaho Falls. Any time youre down two games, you have to look at (the third game) as a fresh start.
Rocky Mountain lost to Madison in the first round, but is still alive for the state title after wins over Boise and Post Falls.
Hailey Cooks 76 assists in two matches helped set Skyview up in the state semifinals against two-time defending state champion Century (38-3). Skyview (38-4) beat Bonneville in the first round, and Twin Falls in the second.
Nikki Davidson led the Hawks with 10 kills against Bonneville, and Emily Nays nine kills helped Skyview get past Twin Falls.
Were going to have to keep moving the ball around offensively, Skyview coach Kevin Murphy said about the semifinal matchup. I dont know if theres a better team in the state of Idaho than Century.
Fruitland won both of its matches in three games to set up a semifinal showdown against Priest River. Shelley and two-time defending state champion Snake River are also still alive.
Victories over Declo and Malad pushed Nampa Christian (16-1) into Saturday mornings semifinals against Firth (18-2). Cole Valley lost to Firth and St. Maries and was eliminated.
1A DIVISION I
Challis and Butte County reached the semis unblemished, while Kamiah and Genesee are still alive with one loss and will play Saturday morning. Compass Honors and Greenleaf were eliminated.
1A DIVISION II
Horseshoe Bend beat Richfield before losing to Lighthouse Christian. The Mustangs were to play Mackay for the right to take on Tri-Valley, but the scores were not available at press time. Tri-Valley beat Mackay prior to a loss against unblemished Deary.