Seeded second in the sub-state tournament Saturday at Goessel, the Centre Lady Cougars expected to play Goessel in the championship game. However, an unexpectedly strong Flint Hills team defeated them in the semifinals in three sets, 23-25, 25-15, and 27-25.
It was the final match for seniors Makenzie Deines, Cacey Simons, and Bryanna Svoboda.
A poor showing in the second game proved to be the team’s undoing. They were ahead 8-7 when Flint Hills tied the game at 8 and again at 9 before building to a 10-point victory.
The third game was a nail-biter all the way, as the two teams exchanged leads and tied numerous times. The score was 25-25 when the Lady Mustangs added two points for the win and the match.
Goessel defeated Flint Hills in the championship game to win the tournament.
Centre finished the season with a record of 27-11.