Class 2A Volleyball State Tournament Prediction Breakdown
Some great matchups in the first round and I think the second round could be very exciting as well. We take a look at my predictions and I give a quick breakdown of my predictions
First Round Predictions
#8 Denver Christian over #9 Hoehne
Denver Christian dropped just 1 set at regionals to a solid Byers team. Hoehne also just dropped 1 set to a good Sargent team at Regionals. Denver Christian vs Hoehne should be a great matchup. Denver Christian seems to have fixed the mistakes and look like a top 4 team. I think Denver Christian played the tougher schedule and should help in this round.
#5 Holyoke over #12 Akron
Holyoke cruised into the state tournament sweeping both Heritage Christian and Addenbrooke Classical. Akron is the surprise team in Class 2A. Akron upset Dayspring Christian 3-2 in the Regional Finals to get into the State Tournament. Akron will face league rival Holyoke and that always makes for an interesting match. I am going with Holyoke I think they are well rounded and grab the win.
#6 Wiggins over #11 Ignacio
Wiggins was dominate at regionals sweeping both Las Animas and Vail Christian. They face Ignacio who played well beating Platea Valley and holding off Union Colony Prep 3-2. Wiggins is a traditional power, and I don’t see them losing this game. Ignacio would need to play their best match of the year.
#10 Limon over #7 Rye
Rye had a solid regional tournament beating Olathe 3-0 and Calhan 3-1. Rye will face Limon who also had a strong showing at Regionals beating Monte Vista and West Grand 3-1. I am going with Limon on the upset. I think Limon is playing there best Volleyball and snag the upset.
Second Round Predictions
#1 Sedgwick County over #8 Denver Christian
Sedgwick County advanced to regionals beating Custer County and Crowley County 3-0. Sedgwick County is considered as a top favorite but meet a team top 5 team in the second round. This should be a great matchup between Sedgwick County and Denver Christian. I am going with Sedgwick County to win this match.
#5 Holyoke over #4 Soroco
Soroco advanced to regional beating Colorado Springs School. Soroco also received a forfeit win over Dolores. Soroco will face Holyoke. I am going with the upset and picking Holyoke in this matchup. I think Holyoke played the tougher schedule and are playing their best Volleyball of the season.
#3 Fowler over #6 Wiggins
Fowler advanced to regionals beating Rangely 3-1 and Yuma 3-0. Fowler is undefeated on the season. Fowler will have their hands full in the second round if they meet up with Wiggins. Fowler will need ton continue playing great Volleyball but will be tested by Wiggins.
#2 Meeker over #10 Limon
Meeker advanced to regionals beating Mancos and Sanford 3-0. Meeker has been dominate most of the year but I think will be tested in this round by Limon. Limon size could be a factor, but I expect Meeker to advance into the next round.
Entire Bracket Prediction
The Loser’s bracket will have some interesting matchups in the first and second round if my predictions are right. I think Hoehne vs Limon and Rye vs Denver Christian would be amazing matchups in the first round of the loser’s bracket. In the second round I think Hoehne vs Wiggins could be one of the better games. Soroco vs Denver Christian will also be interesting matchup. Back in the winner bracket I have Sedgwick County over Holyoke and Meeker over Fowler. I think the Meeker vs Fowler match up could be one of the best matches of the tournament. Sedgwick County vs Holyoke is a rematch from league and always makes those matchups fun and unpredictable. I have Fowler over Denver Christian to advance to the semifinals and Holyoke over Wiggins to get into the semifinals both will be fantastic matchups. In the Semifinals I have Sedgwick County vs Fowler and Holyoke vs Meeker. Sedgwick County vs Fowler could go 5 sets and will be a great matchup. Mistakes and experience will be a huge factor. Meeker vs Holyoke will see two of the better hitters in 2A matchup and will be interesting to see who has the bigger match. I have Meeker vs Sedgwick County in the state championship. I am going with Meeker to win the Title. I think Meeker gets the past Sedgwick County but should be a great matchup between to very good teams. Class 2A should be a lot of fun and there is always one team who makes a surprise run.