Led by a 23-kill performance by Madison Jurgens, as well as 19 kills and eight blocks from Madison Hajek, the third-ranked Griffins advanced to the Class D1 state tournament championship with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19 victory over Bertrand in the semifinals Friday at Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Bertrand coach Lisa Mason wanted her young squad to play relaxed and have fun in Thursday’s Class D-2 state quarterfinal match. The Vikings did that. But they didn’t do it until it was too late.