6AAA volleyball tournament begins Monday in Crossville
By Sparta Live | October 7, 2013 12:00 am
The high school volleyball regular season is officially in the books and now it’s time for the second season – the postseason.
What has happened to this point on the schedule has all just been a precursor to what lies ahead. Everyone starts over with a clean slate. The only impact the regular season has had for the tournament is for seeding purposes.
This will be the first year that District 6AAA has had six teams in the league which sets the tournament bracket up differently. With five teams, there was what was considered a play-in game between the fourth and fifth seeds. That changes this year.
The top two teams receive a bye in the first round of the tournament. The opening round match-ups have the #3 and #6 seeds squaring off with the winner taking on the #2 seed in the semifinals. Seeds #4 #5 will meet in the other opening round game with the winner advancing to take on the top seed in the semifinals.
Stone Memorial (9-1 in 6AAA) garnered the top spot in the district regular season with the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers (21-9, 8-2) taking the second spot.
Rhea County (14-6, 7-3) came in third followed by White County (11-16, 4-6), Cumberland County (2-8) and Warren County(5-28, 0-10), respectively.
The Warriorettes, the fourth seed, will take on fifth seeded, Cumberland County Monday at 6 p.m. WCHS swept the Lady Jets in the regular season, but it took five games to decide both matches.
A win in Monday’s game would send the Warriorettes into the semifinals against Stone Memorial Tuesday at 6 p.m. The championship match is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday.
The top two teams advance from the district on to the region.