Wrangler Volleyball finishes 6th at National Tournament


The Wrangler Volleyball team wrapped up another historic season this past weekend at the NJCAA D1 National Tournament. In their second consecutive trip to the National Tournament, Odessa went 2-2 overall and finished sixth.

The Wranglers opened play on Thursday with a four-set victory over Yavapai (AZ) (25-10, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23) to advance to the Quarterfinals that evening against Tyler (TX). 

Despite finding themselves in an early deficit down two sets to none, the Wranglers were able to force a fifth set but couldn't quite pull out the victory falling to Tyler in a five-set thriller (18-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-20, 12-15).

The lost to Tyler, sent Odessa into the consolation bracket where they faced Florida Southwestern.  The Wranglers won that match in straight sets (25-22, 25-22, 25-21) advancing to the fifth-place game against Blinn (TX).

Blinn would go on to win that match in four sets (22-25, 25-18, 13-25, 23-25) as the Wranglers would take home sixth place at the 2021 NJCAA D1 National Volleyball Championship. 

For her outstanding performance throughout the tournament, sophomore Emery Judkins was named to the All-Tournament Team. 

Odessa finished the season 26-4 overall.

Photo Galleries:

  1. Yavapai
  2. Tyler
  3. Florida Southwestern
  4. Blinn