State Volleyball Capsules
Pius X def. Marian 22-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11: Pius X became the first Lincoln school to advance to the state championship game in 17 years.
Millard North vs. Gretna 25-14, 25-18, 25-9
Elkhorn South def. Waverly 25-12, 25-17, 25-18: After losing in the state semifinals each of the last two seasons, the Storm overcame early deficits and ran away with the three-set sweep. Junior right side hitter Ibi Green led the way with 14 kills while Rylee Gray had 12.
Omaha Skutt def. Omaha Duchesne: 25-23, 25-20, 25-22
Lincoln Lutheran def. St. Paul 20-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-21: Lincoln Lutheran got out to a rough start in the semifinals but was able to rebound do to strong play from Marriah Buss in the final three sets. The Warriors reached their first state final since 2005.
Wahoo def. Neumann 25-18, 25-18, 14-25, 25-22: Wahoo held off a late rally from Bishop Neumann and took down the Cavaliers for the second time in two weeks. The Warriors looked on their way to a sweep until Neumann won nine of the final 10 points in the third set. The Cavaliers also led 22-20 in the fourth until Wahoo rattled off five straight points.
Blue Hill def. Stanton 18-25, 26-24, 25-18, 17-25, 16-14: Blue Hill will have a chance to win its first state title in 14 years after upsetting 2-seed Stanton. Blue Hill was down 14-11 in the final set but scored the next five points to get the victory.
Cedar Catholic def. Superior 25-22, 25-19, 25-17: Cedar Catholic avenged a title match loss to Superior from the year before and contained Kalynn Meyer as much as possible to 17 kills. Jada Cattau led the Trojans with 13 kills while Maddie Wieseler had 10 and 13 digs.
Bergan def. Pleasanton 25-17, 25-15 and 25-16: Archbishop Bergan served 13 aces en route to a sweep over Pleasanton. With a win Saturday, Bergan would claim it’s first state championship in volleyball.
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family def. Johnson-Brock 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 27-25, 25-12: In a reverse of a five-set win the night before, HLHF fought back from a 2-1 deficit, nearly gave away a 7-1 lead in the fourth then came back from an 8-5 hole in the fifth. Taya Beller led the Bulldogs with 28 kills.
Ewing def. Wynot 25-13, 25-13, 25-17: Ewing will play in its second straight D-2 final after falling in the title match a year ago to Exeter-Milligan. Breanna Wagner and Tiana Thramer led the team with nine kills while Sidney Stallbaum added eight.
BDS def. Mullen 25-16, 25-17, 25-18: BDS is back in the title match for a second year, this time in Class D-2 after falling to Johnson-Brock in D-1 a year ago. The Eagles won 9 of 10 rallies midway through the first to take control and never looked back.