The Glenwood volleyball team opened their season on Saturday with a strong showing at the Harlan Invitational Volleyball Tournament.
The Rams reached the championship bracket by going 2-1 in pool play before dropping their semi-final against the host Cyclones, 25-16, 25-14.
“We played well all day, even in the games we lost,” said Glenwood coach Maria Jacobus. “Our teamwork was very strong and we never got down if we were behind in a game or match. This is the hardest tournament we play in all year. It's a tough way to start your season, but we welcome the challenge. We want to be challenged every time we step out on the floor.
“It helps us grow and improve throughout the season. We still have things to work on and areas where we can improve, but overall, I'm happy with where we're at.”
Glenwood reached the championship brackets with wins over Denison 21-13, 21-14 and Treynor, 21-18, 21-10, 15-11. The Rams’ lone pool loss came 21-10, 21-14 to East Sac County.
Ram Junior Courtney Magnussen was named to the all-tournament team after recording 11 kills in the four matches.
Setter Meghan Crouch dished up 18 assists for Glenwood in the tournament.
Glenwood hosts Omaha South and Omaha Roncalli in a triangular Thursday.