Boone Central/Newman Grove saw their conference title hopes fall in a closely contested game Tuesday night in Pierce.
The Cardinals fell to Wayne in three sets, 27-25, 25-18, 25-17.
Jenna Kramer did her best to keep Boone Central/Newman Grove's chance alive, putting down 11 kills and recording three blocks. Karley Zoucha added seven kills and two aces in the effort. Mya Donelson brought up 13 digs while Tessa Hedlund recorded 10.
After the elimination at the Mid-State Conference Tournament, the Cardinals must now await the announcement of their first round opponent at the subdistrict tournament.