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By LuAnn Schindler

Bobcats upset undefeated Bayard in district volleyball final


November 2, 2023

Mike Tabbert

The eyes have it • Talya Nilson digs a ball, sending it to Bobcat setter Ady Mlnarik during Saturday's district final against Bayard. The Bobcats knocked off the Tigers, who entered the contest with a 30-0 record and the number two seed in the field of 16 teams. The Bobcats advance to the Class C2 state tourney, which begins Thursday, in Lincoln.

The Summerland Bobcats came out swinging, Saturday, when they met undefeated Bayard in the Class C2 district final, in Brady.

Those swings led to 32 team kills, five ace serves and a three-set sweep over the Tigers.

Bayard jumped to an early lead in set one, but the Bobcats remained calm and collected, narrowing the Tigers' lead, point by point.

With the match tied at 24, Ady Mlnarik stepped up to the service line and sent a rocket across the net. The volley ended with a Lydia Robertson block.

On set point, Mlnarik's serve cleared the net and ended with a Robertson kill.

The second set saw...

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