11/06 5:30pm Edwardsburg Eddies vs. Niles Vikings (District Semifinals)
The Lady Eddies are once again traveling to play the Niles Vikings. Tonight’s match has two storied programs coming face to face yet again.
The Lady Eddies are enjoying another amazing season with recent victories at the Coloma Invitational where the swept through the competition. Capturing their 2 nd Wolverine Conference Championship in as many seasons, as well as winning the Wolverines / I8 Tournament in Coldwater. All this success in the last 2 weeks in their regular season really shows that the Eddies are poised to make another deep run.
Niles, who is leaving the SMAC Conference after this year, took 4 th place in their end of the year tournament. Niles opened up District play against the Chieftains and swept Dowagiac in 3 sets. Both Niles and Edwardsburg have one thing in common, momentum.
However, this rivalry of neighboring towns has quite the story. 2 Years ago, Eddies made a run all the way to the Regional finals and traveled to Allegan only to face the Niles Vikings who had just enjoyed the best season in their school history. They battled it to 5 sets and Niles came away with the win. 1 year ago, District lines changed and Niles had moved into the same bracket as the Eddies. Eddies also got to host last year’s District tourney as the Eddies had flipped the script and were enjoying one of the best seasons in their school’s history. The Lady Eddies and the Lady Vikings faced off on a Saturday morning to battle it out for the District Championship. Eddies dominated and won it in 3 straight sets. This year brings this familiar battle to the District Semifinals in Buchanan, the winner will play the championship match against the winner of Buchanan and Berrien Springs. That match starts at 7:30 pm or right after the Eddies/Niles match.
First serve is up at 5:30 pm at Buchanan High School Gymnasium. Joe Insider will bring the action live on the Cass County Broadcasts MIXLR player.