Varsity Volleyball · No. 3 Valley Falls to No. 1 Cedar Falls in State Volleyball Championship


UPDATE:  The Valley High School varsity volleyball team lost to Cedar Falls on Friday, Nov. 15, in the championship of the Class 5A Iowa high school state girls’ volleyball tournament.

The Tigers lost 3 sets to 1 in a battle against No. 1 Cedar Falls. View box scores >

PREVIOUSThe Valley High School varsity volleyball team will take on Cedar Falls on Friday, Nov. 15, in the championship of the Class 5A Iowa high school state girls’ volleyball tournament.

The match is at 10 a.m., and will be played at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Get directions to the U.S. Cellular Center.

State Volleyball Tournament Details

This year’s state tournament is Nov. 12-15 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The Tigers will try to capture their first state volleyball title in school history.

Valley is the No. 3 seed at state, and recently defeated seventh-seeded Pleasant Valley in the 5A semifinals and beat sixth-seeded Dowling Catholic in the 5A quarterfinals. The Tigers’ upcoming opponent, Cedar Falls, is the top seed. > View the brackets

Valley vs. Dowling at State Volleyball-Photos courtesy of Design Matters Photography

Photos courtesy of Design Matters Photography

Ticket Information

Admission to the state volleyball tournament is $10 per person, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) says. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 for $12 inclusive of all online fees.
Through Ticketmaster, the IGHSAU says, volleyball fans will have the ability to purchase their tickets in advance and have them securely delivered via email to print at home, or through mobile delivery to their phones. Mail and UPS delivery options will not be made available.

General admission tickets will still be available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office for $10 throughout the length of the state tournament. Get more details about guidelines at the U.S. Cellular Center.

A new policy that took effect Tuesday, Nov. 12, for students wanting to attend state tournament games that conflict with school-day hours: Parents must call students out (to your school’s attendance secretaries) to be excused absent.

For more information about the state tournament, please visit the IGHSAU website.

Watch: Valley Volleyball 2019 Hype Video

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About The Tigers This Season

Valley, led by 10th-year head coach Jeremy Mikesell, has a 42-4 record heading into Friday’s championship and is currently riding a 15-match win streak.

Leading up to Thursday’s semifinal, sophomore Hayden Kubik ranks second in all of 5A in kills with 462. She’s averaging about four kills per set.

Senior Olivia Curry ranks in the top 15 in 5A in assists. The University of Nebraska-Omaha signee has recorded 626 for the year, good for 13th.

As a team, the Tigers are top in 5A in assists (1,193), fourth in kills (1,253), fifth in kills per set (11.19), and eighth in digs (1,438).

Livestream Details

For fans who are unable to make the trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa Public Television will broadcast Friday’s championship match. You can watch the action at the top of this page, but please note that the match will not begin until closer to its 10 a.m. start.

Live Tweets From The Game

Additionally, fans can get real-time updates by following @vhstigers on Twitter.