The 2019 Class 3A state volleyball tournament second round is in progress at Paris High School. In the 3 p.m. match-up, number one ranked Paris played number two ranked Little Rock Episcopal. The match-up of the two premier 3A volleyball programs in Arkansas was a match-up that might have been better suited as a finals match.
The match-up played up to its billing as it resembled a heavyweight fight with both teams exchanging one shot after the other. The match went five sets with Little Rock Episcopal winning and advancing to the semi-finals to play Piggott on Thursday at 1 p.m. There will be a new state champion in volleyball crowned in Class 3A on Saturday. The win by Episcopal ends a Paris streak of eight straight appearances in the state final.
Stay with Resident Press today for continued coverage of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament.