Tigers, Cougars host volleyball playoff matches Tuesday night

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The Dunsmuir and Weed high school volleyball teams are scheduled to host first round Northern Section playoff games Tuesday night, Nov. 6.

Evergreen League champion Dunsmuir (12-5 overall) is seeded No. 8 in Division 6 and will host No. 9 Redding Adventist (18-9-3) at 7 p.m. in the DHS gym. The winner will advance to face No. 1 seed Mercy (26-10) Nov. 13 in Red Bluff.

The Tigers completed a perfect 10-0 run through the EL with a 3-1 win over Big Valley Thursday in Dunsmuir. After losing the opener, 18-25, the Tigers won three straight, 25-19, 25-14, 25-8.

Weed (16-10) finished fourth in the Shasta Cascade League with a 7-5 record, behind tri-champions Mount Shasta, Modoc and Fall River, all 9-3.

The Lady Cougars earned their school's first volleyball postseason berth in at least the nearly 20 years that second-year head coach Steve Neel has been at WHS.

Weed is seeded No. 7 in Division 5 and will host No. 10 Portola (12-22) at 7 p.m.

Weed and Portola are two of only four Division 5 teams scheduled to play this week. The other six playoff teams have first round byes and automatically advance to the quarterfinals on Nov. 13.

The other first round match is No. 9 Quincy at No. 8 Trinity (14-14), which finished one game behind Weed in the SCL standings.

"It's good," coach Neel said on Saturday. "It's kind of nice to host a game. I think it will be a good experience. It's a good accomplishment for us."

With a win Tuesday night, Weed would advance to face No. 2 seed Los Molinos on Nov. 13.

No. 5 Mount Shasta is scheduled to play at No. 4 Durham on Nov. 13.