Beloit, WI -- Wisconsin Lutheran College was named the 2017 Buc Blast Volleyball Tournament Champion today, after finishing up two matches, back to back, against the Buccaneers.
The Bucs looked for an early push, besting the Warriors in the first game of the day on Court 1, in 5 sets, (25-22)(19-25)(25-15)(21-25)(15-9).
The other first round game on day 2, court 2, was Rockford vs University of Wisconsin-Superior, of which Superior won in 4, (28-30)(25-14)(25-14)(25-22).
That would be all that was needed to decide the championship, and consolation match-ups - which happened to be an immediate feeling of deja-vu.
The Championship Game of the 2017 Buc Blast Tournament was a rematch of the morning game: Beloit vs. Wisconsin Lutheran College. This time the Bucs wouldn't be as lucky, with the Warriors pulling away with the crown after 5 sets once again, (25-20)(25-27)(25-17)(22-25)(20-18)
The Consolation Match was University of Wisconsin-Superior against Rockford University. Superior would go on to win in 3, (25-11)(25-11)(25-15)
Final standings after Day 2 of the Buc Blast:
Wisconsin Lutheran: 3-1
University of Wisconsin-Superior: 3-1
The Buccaneers will travel to Milwaukee on September 5th to take on the Alverno Inferno, before heading right back to Milwaukee on the weekend to take part in the MSoE Tournament.