Sacred Heart Irish

Lady Irish take third at Weeping Water

By Brian McKim
The Falls City Sacred Heart Irish placed third on Saturday, September 3, at the Weeping Water Invite. The Irish went 2-1 in pool play before defeating HTRS in the third-place match to improve to 6-1 for the season.
The Irish opened the tourney with a two-set win over Omaha Brownell Talbot before falling to Yutan. The Irish bounced back with a three-set win over East Butler before defeating HTRS in three sets for third place.
In the tourney opener, SH wasted no time defeating Brownell Talbot 25-13 and 25-11. The loss dropped the Raiders to 2-4 for the season.
Sacred Heart felt the pain of defeat for the first time in almost a year in their second match of the tourney. The Irish fell to Class C1 No. 10 Yutan in straight sets, 19-25 and 21-25. The Chieftains were a perfect 4-0 at Weeping Water to claim the tournament title and improve to 11-2 for the season. For SH, it was the first time they walked off the court on the wrong end since a loss to Diller-Odell on September 25, 2021.
In the third match, Sacred Heart outlasted the East Butler Tigers 26-24, 22-25 and 25-12.
In the day’s final match, Sacred Heart survived a tough contest against the HTRS Titans, 15-25, 25-13 and 25-22, to win third place.
The win improved the Irish to 6-1 for the season, while the loss dropped the Titans to .500 at 3-3. For the year, Sacred Heart has won 15 of 21 sets played.
The Irish hosted the 5-1 and third-ranked Diller-Odell Griffins at the Roh Activity Center on Tuesday evening. The Irish will then play at Sidney, Iowa, on Thursday, September 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Irish will compete in the HTRS Tourney before heading to Beatrice the following week for the MUDECAS Tournament, starting on Monday, September 12.