Arcata, Del Norte both fall in NCS volleyball

It was a disappointing night on the volleyball courts for a pair of Big 5 teams on Wednesday, with Arcata and Del Norte both bowing out of the North Coast Section playoffs at the first hurdle.

Playing in the Division-IV bracket, both teams fell in straight sets.

The No. 12 seed Tigers lost to No. 5 University in San Francisco, 25-20, 25-22, 25-14.

The No. 13 Del Norte girls also traveled for their opening round game, losing at No. 4 Justin-Siena in Napa, 25-21, 25-10, 25-19.

University will play Justin-Siena in the next round.

Arcata closes out the season 22-13.

The two local schools join Eureka in falling at the first hurdle in postseason play, after the Loggers lost to Acalanes in straight sets on Tuesday night in Division-III play.

There is now just one remaining Humboldt-Del Norte-League team in the volleyball playoffs, with No. 4 St. Bernard’s hosting No. 5 Emery in the Division-VI bracket on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Both teams had a first-round bye.

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