Elkhorn Volleyball Looking For Late Season Push

Just Under One Mouth Away from Sub Districts, Elkhorn looks to benefit their seeding


Dyllan Bertucci

Anna Janvrin sets up to serve the ball against Gross.

Casey Schiessler, Reporter

The Elkhorn High Volleyball team has had a very solid season so far this year. The team breaks into Omaha World Herald’s top 10 for the first time this season at #10.

The Antlers have 3 home games, 1 away game, and 1 tournament until postseason play in sub-districts. The Antlers drew a very tough sub-district with #2 ranked Elkhorn North and #4 ranked Bennington in their assigned B-3 subdistrict.

“A lot of our issues are from things we can control, so we have been working a lot to fix the small things and minimize mistakes,” Senior Kaelyn Andersen said.

Andersen is the team’s libero and one of the captains that head coach Morgan Johnson relies on to help motivate this team.

The Antlers have a chance to defy the odds and upset the other teams in the subdistrict, but would prefer to score more wildcard points to have a fallback.

“We know we have a tough schedule coming up, but we are focused on fixing what we can control and focusing on ourselves to help us,” Andersen said.

The coaching staff evidently pushed a focus on the now mindset onto the team which may help them take on the tough tasks of getting into a subdistrict.

Elkhorn is currently ranked ninth in wildcard points. The top 8 seeds will host a district final, and the top remaining ranks 9 through 16 will travel to a top 8 seed. 

Elkhorn will play #3 Norris at home on October 6th, and then turn around two days later to play in the EMC tournament in Waverly. A high placement in the EMC tournament could propel Elkhorn into the top 8.

“We played Norris earlier in the season and it was a close game. We know they will be good, but I think it will be a good game,” Andersen said.

The Eastern Midlands Conference is the most difficult conference in volleyball this year, with all schools except Lincoln Northwest being ranked inside the top 10. This allows Elkhorn to face constant tough competition and better prepare themselves for the postseason.

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