Top-seed Carroll soars into State Tournament

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- Bishop Carroll proved its dominance Saturday afternoon, taking down both Arkansas City and Goddard in straight sets. The Golden Eagles earned the 1-seed in class 5A with a 31-1 record. Bishop Carroll returns to the 5A State Tournament for the second-consecutive year.

Sep, 25, 2018; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a match varsity volleyball triangular between South, Northwest and Bishop Carroll ©Kelly Ross

The rest of class 5A was predictive. 2-seed Andover (27-3) moved through its sub-state with ease, defeating Eisenhower and Valley Center in straight sets.

3-Seed Maize South (32-5) took down Salina South in straight sets in the play-in round, but saw some resistance from Kapaun in the finals. After losing the first set 23-25, the Mavericks won two straight 25-21, and 26-24 in extras.

Newton (28-7) rallied from behind in both of its games on Saturday. The 4-seed Railers took down Maize in three sets, 18-25, 27-25, 25-23, and McPherson in three, as well 19-25, 25-21, 25-20.

On the other side of the bracket, the top four seeds also qualified: 1-seed Lansing, 2-seed St. James Academy, 3-seed De Soto, and 4-seed St. Thomas Aquinas.

5A STATE QUALIFIERS
Bishop Carroll (33-1)
Andover (29-3)
Lansing (34-4)
St. James (27-4)
Maize South (34-5)
De Soto (30-6)
St. Thomas Aquinas (27-6)
Newton (30-7)