Lincoln Pius X cruised to a three-set victory over Lincoln Southeast on Tuesday at Lincoln Pius X.
The Thunderbolts won the match 25-16, 25-20, 25-12, but not without a fight from the Knights.
After taking the first set, Lincoln Southeast got Pius X out of system and made the Bolts work for the 25-20 victory in the second. Pius X then rolled to a dominant third-set victory.
"I just told them (to) stay focused on fundamentals," Pius X coach Katie Wenz said. "Make it simple and make it easy. Refocused on first contact of the ball."
Adison Markowski led the Bolts with 13 set assists and Hannah Pahm added eight. Alexis Markowski led the kill department with nine. Regan Haith added seven kills.
Lincoln East 3, Lincoln Northeast 0: Brooke Peltz led the Spartans with 12 kills, and Brooke McCartney had 16 digs in a 25-15, 25-15, 25-11 sweep over the Rockets. Haley Sprackling and Annalee Ventling-Brown added eight kills apiece. It marked the season-opener for East, which had a delayed start due to COVID-19.
Lincoln Southeast 9, Lincoln High 0: The Knights did not drop a set from No. 1-No. 3 singles as Graham Peterson (No. 1), Nahum Barber (No. 2) and Camden Hjermstad (No. 3) all picked up 8-0 wins in singles play. Peterson and Woods also added wins in doubles play.
Lincoln Southeast Triangular: Nicole Kolbas fired a 68 at Mahoney Golf Course for Lincoln Pius X, but Lincoln East won the triangular over the Thunderbolts in a playoff. Both East and Pius X shot a 338 in 18 holes. Kaitlyn Dumler and Elly Johnsen led the Spartans with an 82 and 84, respectively. Adalia Maiyo finished second to lead Southeast, who shot a 363, with a round of 76.
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