WEB FIRST: Tigers top Valencia volleyball, Eagles earn No. 2 seed
The Valencia volleyball team brought urgency early against cross-county rivals Los Lunas, but were unable to sustain it, falling to the Tigers 3-1 Thursday night. That loss coupled with a 3-0 win by Belen over Grants (9-11, 3-7) in Belen on Halloween Night, dropped the Jaguars to third place and elevated the Eagles to the No. 2 seed in next week’s District 6-4A Tournament.
No. 2 Belen (11-8) and the top-seeded Tigers (14-6, 10-0) will each host semifinal matches at 6 p.m. next Thursday in their home gyms. The Eagles face the winner of the match between the No. 3 Jaguars and No. 6 Gallup Miyamura (1-18, 0-10) while Los Lunas will play the winner of the Grants-Gallup match. Valencia and Gallup (7-11, 5-5) will host those quarterfinal matches at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Check next Thursday’s print edition of the News-Bulletin for the quarterfinal results.