Salina Wellsville was perfect in pool play Friday at the Class 3A state volleyball tournament, winning three times to advance to today's semifinals at the Bicentennial Center.
The No. 5-seeded Eagles (30-8) defeated No. 4 Hillsboro 15-0, 15-10; toppled top-seeded Nemaha Valley 6-15, 15-12, 15-12; and held off No. 8 Frontenac 15-6, 15-12.
"I think our team serving was key for us in the Nemaha Valley match," Wellsville coach John Dowling said. "It wasn't just one individual. No, I would say the whole team stepped up and played well."
Wellsville will meet Silver Lake at 10 a.m. today in one semifinal. The other semi will pit Conway Springs and Nemaha Valley.