WIAA volleyball: Lincoln, Lutheran, Reedsville host playoff openers

WIAA volleyball: Lincoln, Lutheran, Reedsville host playoff openers

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WIAA volleyball: Lincoln, Lutheran, Reedsville host playoff openers

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Area volleyball teams learned where their postseason journeys will begin as regional pairings were released Thursday for the WIAA volleyball tournament.

Three local teams will host regional openers.

In Division 3, Manitowoc Lutheran will take on Random Lake Tuesday in Manitowoc. Both the Lancers and the Rams were eliminated in the regional semifinals a year ago.

Reedsville will tangle with Brillion Tuesday night in Reedsville. The Panthers game back from two games down to earn a 3-2 win over the Tigers back on Oct. 8.

Third-seeded Manitowoc Lincoln will play host to No. 14 Menasha on Thursday in a Division 1 regional semifinal. The Ships ousted the Blue Jays 3-0 in the first round of regionals last season.

Roncalli, Two Rivers, Mishicot, Valders and Kiel will all hit the road on Tuesday.

In Division 2, the Jets, who received a No. 11 seed, will travel to No. 6 West De Pere to take on the Phantoms. Roncalli was swept by West De Pere in the first round of regional play a season ago.

Two Rivers heads to Green Bay to square off with Notre Dame in hopes of breaking a postseason winless streak which spans over a decade.

No. 10 Kiel will visit No. 7 Milwaukee Lutheran. The Raiders pulled off an upset over Southern Door in a 10/7 matchup last season.

Mishicot, in search of its first postseason win since it claimed a regional title back in 2010, takes on New Holstein in a D3 tilt, while Valders, which drops to Division 3 after playing in D2 in 2012, will make the trip north to face Gibraltar.

WIAA Volleyball Regionals

All matches at 7 p.m.

Oct. 22

Division 2

No. 11 Roncalli at No. 6 West De Pere

No. 15 Two Rivers at No. 2 Notre Dame

No. 10 Kiel at No. 7 Milwaukee Lutheran

Division 3

No. 12 Random Lake at No. 5 Manitowoc Lutheran

No. 9 Brillion at No. 9 Reedsville

No. 14 Mishicot at No. 3 New Holstein

No. 10 Valders at No. 7 Gibraltar

Oct. 24

Division 1

No. 14 Menasha at No. 3 Manitowoc Lincoln

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