The Selma High volleyball team has clawed its way into the Central Section semifinals, defeating Fresno Christian 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Selma came into the match seeded fifth in Division V and Fresno Christian No. 4. The Bears took a quick 10-point lead in the first set en route to a 25-22 win. It followed with a 28-26 victory in Set 2 and a 25-13 triumph in Set 3.
The Bears now will travel more than 150 miles to the remote, Southern California town of California City for Thursday night’s 6:30 p.m. semifinals. Cal City is seeded No. 1 in the division.
In the other semifinal, No. 3 Sierra Pacific is at No. 2 Kings Christian.
The section championship match will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at College of the Sequoias. For those who cannot make the title match, the entire championship day will be live-streamed by NFHS. The fee is $9.95 for a month of NFHS events, which include volleyball and football.
Asked if she was fired-up about Thursday’s semifinal, first-year Selma coach Montana Lowe said, “Yes, I am very excited. This is a huge deal for us, so we’re going into tonight confident and ready,”
Hansen led Selma with 21 kills and 12 digs. Also for Selma, Brar had 11 kills and four aces; Moreno seven kills; Rodriguez 15 digs and Lopez 34 assists.