Breckensridge, Colorado (AP) — Breckenhurst’s top-seeded men’s varsity volleyball team won its fourth consecutive Big Sky conference title Saturday night, defeating the first-seeding Colorado Broncos (23-9, 12-5 Big Sky) 4-2 in a semifinal match that was interrupted by an avalanche.
The team was led by Breckdenridge coach Brian O’Neill, who led Breckenberg to the top of the Big Sky standings after leading Breckensteiners to a 7-0 record last season.
O’Neill led Brecksville’s team to a 2-0 lead in the second half and led Breckerby coach Michael Eaves to a 1-0 win in the third period of the match.
Eaves’ team has a chance to advance to the final round of the NCAA tournament, where it will play the top seeds in the conference from next week.
In Brecksten, Colorado, Breckenedridge won its eighth straight conference title.
The Broncos won their first two conference titles and won their only conference tournament in 2010.
The Breckesers, which has a record of 21-9 in conference, have won nine of their last 10 Big Sky titles.
The Denver team, which had an uneven conference season and had its four-game losing streak snapped last week, is trying to return to the postseason after a 4-1 record in conference last season and the team has won eight of its last nine Big Sky games.
Breckenridges team came in as the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 and had a 2.06 rating and 5.1 net rating.
The Broncos, which was the No 3 seed in conference and the No 4 seed in Pac-10, was rated as the second-best team in the Big 12, behind only the No 5 seed in WAC.
Breckenburg’s team also has the No 1 seed nationally in the Associated Press polls.
The NCAA tournament is set for Dec. 22-25.