CPHS Volleyball Preview: No. 12 Sand Springs travels to No. 5 Norman North for Regionals

The 2019 Sandite Volleyball team won their home tournament this season and will look for their second title Tuesday at Regionals.

The 2019 Sandite Volleyball team won their home tournament this season and will look for their second title Tuesday at Regionals.

Class 6A No. 5 ranked Norman North High School (20-10) will host No. 12 Sand Springs (18-13), Southmoore (10-20) and U.S. Grant (9-17) for the Region 5 Tournament Tuesday, October 15th, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Norman North will play U.S. Grant at 4:30 p.m., Sand Springs will play Southmoore at 6:00 p.m., and the Championship match will be played at 7:30 p.m.

Norman North High School
1809 Stubbeman Avenue
Norman, OK 73069

None of the four teams have ever won a State title, but Norman North made the finals in 2016 and 2017 and have won five consecutive Regional Championships. U.S. Grant hasn’t had a winning season since 2017 and Southmoore hasn’t had one since 2013. Sand Springs is currently in its first winning season since 2016.

Norman North is 7-4 on neutral sites and 12-9 on the road. They went 4-1 at the Union Invitational, 2-2 at the Broken Arrow Invitational, and 3-2 at the Jenks Invitational. They haven’t met Sand Spring or U.S. Grant this season, but swept Southmoore 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) last month. The Timberwolves are 17-9 against 6A opponents, 2-8 against Top Five teams, 10-10 against Top Ten teams, and 16-10 against ranked opponents. They are coming off back-to-back losses.

Sand Springs is 3-4 on neutral sites and 7-11 on the road this season. They went 0-5 at the Union Invitational, but won their home tournament and placed second at the Mustang Tournament. They have yet to meet any of their Regional opponents this year. They are 11-9 against 6A opponents, 1-6 against Top Five teams, 2-10 against Top Ten teams, and 6-13 against ranked opponents. They have won their past two matches.

Southmoore is 4-10 on neutral sites and 7-16 on the road. They went 1-4 at the Broken Arrow Invitational, 1-4 at the Bishop Kelley Tournament, and 2-3 at the Owasso Tournament. They haven’t played Sand Springs or U.S. Grant this year, and fell 3-0 to Norman North. They are 9-19 against 6A opponents, 0-8 against Top Five teams, 1-14 against Top Ten teams, and 3-17 against ranked opponents. They are coming off a 3-0 upset of No. 10 Norman.

U.S. Grant is 4-5 on neutral sites and 7-12 on the road. They went 0-4 at the Best of the West, won the Hennessey Tournament, went 1-2 at their home tournament, and 1-2 at the All City Tournament. They are 1-5 against 6A opponents and 0-3 against ranked foes. They haven’t played any top-ten teams this season.