EMPORIA — The Smith Center volleyball team made its way into the Class 2A state semifinals by going 2-1 in pool play Friday in Emporia.
The Lady Red opened the day with a 24-26, 25-20, 25-22 victory over Meade before rolling by Leon-Bluestem, 25-14, 25-15.
Smith Center’s only loss came to Goessel, which won 25-12, 25-12, to take the top spot from Pool I.
Smith Center lost Saturday in the semifinals to Olathe-Heritage Christian, 25-16, 25-18, before falling to Blue Rapids-Valley Heights in the third-place match, 25-17, 25-20.
Heritage Christian went on to win the title over Goessel, 25-23, 25-15. It was the second straight year the Chargers won the 2A title.