The Newark Lady Norsemen Girls Volleyball team finished 3rd at the Mt. Pulaski Fall Festival for the 2nd straight year. Newark entered the tournament undefeated and are now 18-1 after going 4-1 at the tournament.
Much like last season Newark lost in the semi finals to the eventual champion St. Thomas More High School.
In Pool play Newark went 3-0 defeating Springfield Lutheran on 25-9, 25-8 and Eastland 22-25, 25-19, 15-10 both on Friday. On Saturday morning the Lady Norsemen then won their final pool B match 25-17, 25-13 over Macomb. That setup the match against St. Thomas More who is ranked in Class 3A this season after finishing 3rd in the Class 2A State Finals.
Newark lost the semi final match 25-19, 25-23 for their only loss on the season thus far. The Lady Norsemen were the Class 1A State Champs last fall and playing in tournaments like this help prepare you for postseason success. Newark went on to win their 3rd place match against the Hornets from Eureka High School 25-10, 25-8 in convincing fashion.