LONGVIEW, Wash. – State 2A volleyball championships have been moved from Lacey, Washington, to Ellensburg due to a scheduling conflict.
In an announcement Monday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association made a late change to the tournament venue.
The competition runs Nov. 15-16 and will be held at Central Washington University. It was originally scheduled at Saint Martin’s University, near Olympia.
Saint Martin’s has hosted the tournament since 2015. According to the WIAA, there was a scheduling conflict that forced the late change.
“The move to CWU was selected in an attempt to limit the amount of missed class time for student-participants playing in the state championships and provide the best opportunity for parents and family to attend outside of the traditional work week,” the WIAA said in a statement.
There will be some changes to the championship schedule due to CWU having one less court than Saint Martin’s.
The first matches will start at 8 a.m., an hour earlier then the originally scheduled 9 a.m. The last matches on Nov. 15 are starting later, at 8:15 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
On Nov. 16, the championship match moved from last year’s time of 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.