Thursday Night Roundup: Duchesne, Delgado Thwart Northwest Upset Bid
OMAHA – Grand Island Northwest looked primed to ruin senior night at Omaha Duchesne on Thursday, but sophomore Mayah Delgado was having none of it. After a Northwest dominated the fourth set (winning 25-14), Degaldo went off for six kills…
OMAHA – Grand Island Northwest looked primed to ruin senior night at Omaha Duchesne on Thursday, but sophomore Mayah Delgado was having none of it.
After a Northwest dominated the fourth set (winning 25-14), Degaldo went off for six kills in the final set to propel the Cardinals to a 21-25, 25-15, 25-22, 14-25, 15-11 victory. The win improved Class B #2 Duchesne to 23-4 while the loss dropped Class B #5 Northwest to 25-7.
Northwest looked like it still had momentum on its side early in the fifth set as the Vikings jumped out to a 5-3 lead after a kill by Taryn Mayfield and two straight aces by Mayfield.
A kill from Duchesne senior Juliana Kalil stopped the Northwest run and Delgado had consecutive kills to put Duchesne ahead for good at 6-5. The Cardinals were able to extend that lead in the fifth set as high as six points when Josie Reed’s kill put them up 13-7.
Northwest, however, wouldn’t go away and the Vikings fought off three match points before a Kalil kill ended it at 15-11 for Duchesne.
Kennedy Hovie led the way for Northwest with 12 kills, three aces and two blocks. Mayfield finished the night with 10 kills, four aces and 25 digs. Megan Bartz and Jadeyn Stutzman each added 15 digs for the Vikings and Sydney Simmons had 22 assists.
Lincoln Southwest def. Fremont 25-13, 25-17, 25-18
Jaden Ferguson had 13 kills and Hannah Kelle had six as Lincoln Southwest swept the Tigers. Callie Kohl had four aces for the Silver Hawks and Katie Siefkes had four aces and 10 digs. Rachel Walker finished the night with 22 assists, 10 digs and three kills.
Lexi Proskovec led the Tigers with nine kills. Rylee Williams had 15 digs for Fremont and Taylor Pemberton had 10. Hannah Wilson finished with 12 assists.
Lincoln Pius X def. Lincoln Northeast 23-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-15
Morgan Christiansen had 15 kills and Delaney Humm had 14 and 18 digs as the Thunderbolts held off an upset attempt by the Rockets. Emma Gabel had 19 digs, seven kills and three aces for Pius X while Karly Wieser had 16 digs and Lindsay Nottlemann had a team-high 26. Grace Okie had 46 assists.
Elkhorn South def. Omaha Burke 25-7, 25-12, 25-18
Rylee Gray paced a balanced Storm attack with nine kills while Taylor Heinen and Logan Connealy each had five as Elkhorn South rolled past the Bulldogs. Anna Clark added eight digs and five aces while Riley Newton led the Storm with nine digs. Emily Champion had 15 assists and Emily Bay had 12.
Kearney def. Grand Island 21-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-17
Bailee Sterling had 19 kills and 13 digs while Claire Vanderbeek had 16 kills and Dani Chally 14 as the Bearcats defeated Grand Island. Vanesa Loya-Perez had six blocks for Kearney and Adison Wood had 20 digs. Alexis Mishou had 46 assists.
For Grand Island, Sam Armstrong had 10 kills and Alexa Blasé had nine. Sydney Wald had 15 digs for the Islanders and Haleigh Hoos had 11.
Wahoo def. Bennington 23-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-16
Bennington become just the second team all season to take a set from the Warriors, but Wahoo still came out on top with a 23-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-16 victory.
Kyla Swanson led Wahoo with 19 kills and a pair of blocks while Elly Larson had 16 kills and 13 digs and Elle Glock had 14 kills, four aces and 14 digs. Morgan Marotz had a team-high 20 digs for the Warriors and Kinsley Tingelhoff had 51 assists.
Waverly def. Elkhorn 25-18, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23
Waverly got 14 kills from Kelsey Perrotto, nine from Bailey Jeffers and eight from Mollie Grosshans to hold off Elkhorn in four sets. Eran Rose-Gronewold had 33 digs and four aces for the Vikings while Annika Evans had 30 assists and 17 digs.
For Elkhorn, Kalli Jensen had a team-high 10 kills while Addie Thomas added eight. Maggie Mcelhose had a match-high 35 digs and Megan Raszler dished out 33 assists and had 21 digs.
Ord def. Broken Bow 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18
Reilly Peetz led Ord with 10 kills and Hailey Zulkoski added seven as the Chants knocked off Broken Bow in four set. All Smith had a match-high 27 digs for Ord and Delani Fahey had 40 assists.
Debora Crippa had 20 kills for Broken Bow while Majesta Valasek had 10. Jory Lowe had 26 digs and Kristen Staab had 24 digs to go with 20 assists.
Superior def. Sandy Creek 25-22, 15-25, 25-17, 25-16
Superior won the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament championship with a 3-1 victory over Sandy Creek. Kalynn Meyer had 20 kills and 20 digs for the Wildcats while Nicki Kirchhoff had 14 kills and 13 digs. Megan Miller had 23 assists, 14 digs and seven digs for Superior while Trisha Hayes had 23 digs. Teghan Sullivan had 17 digs and 11 assists.
For Sandy Creek, Kambria Chohon had 12 kills and 13 digs and Coree Lipovsky had eight kills and 7 1/2 blocks. Kenzie Turman finished the night with 21 assists and 17 digs.
Mead def. Clarkson-Leigh 31-29, 27-25, 25-13
June Johnson had 19 kills and 17 digs to lead the Raiders over Clarkson-Leigh. Delaney Patocka had eight kills and 30 digs while Jayden Haag had six kills. Michyla Lihs had 31 digs for the Raiders and Josie Parham had 34 assists.