Gretna volleyball kept it’s undefeated season alive this weekend with six wins at Bryan’s Gradoville Invite.
Bellevue East went 4-2 in the tournament and Bryan went 0-5.
The Dragons started the tournament Friday with a 25-12, 25-13 win over Omaha Northwest, a 25-16, 25-8 win over Fremont and a 25-8, 25-14 win over Omaha North.
Saturday, Gretna beat Bryan 25-8, 25-9, Plattsmouth 25-16, 25-10 and Omaha Northwest 25-14, 25-14.
Mallory Yost led the balanced Dragon offense with 25 kills over the six matches. In all, six Dragons had at least 10 kills in the tournament, as Halie McArdle (24), Jaisa Russell (23), Jaiden Sila (21), Kamryn Schuler (16), Karlie Kuhn (16) and Lauren Leapley (12) all made significant offensive contributions.
Amanda Young led the defensive effort with 42 digs. Russell added 35 digs and Cameron Scott added 20 with a team-leading 96 assists.
Bellevue East started the tournament with two losses on Friday. It lost to Fremont 33-35, 24-26 and Omaha South 25-20, 25-21, 21-25. Saturday, the Chieftains rebounded to beat, Burke, Benson, Omaha North and Plattsmouth.
Christina Jerauld led the Chieftains with 31 kills in the tournament. Shae Tracy and Brandi Menephee added 25 and 24 kills, respectively.
Gretna also won matches against Waverly and Plattsmouth last week.
Cougars take third in Wahoo
Gross Catholic took third in the Wahoo Neumann Invite this weekend with a 2-1 record.
The Cougars beat Beatrice 26-24, 25-19; lost to Bishop Neumann 25-13, 25-22; and beat Seward 25-16, 25-19.
Kelsey Beaudin led the Cougars with four kills and nine blocks against Beatrice while Brittany Fleming added nine digs and Michaela Johnson chipped in eight digs.
In the loss to Bishop Neumann, Brittney Vomacka led the team with five kills while Beaudin had 14 digs.
A system change allowed the Cougars to rebound and beat Seward behind nine kills from Vomacka and 18 digs each from Beaudin and Maddie Cunningham. Fleming added 24 assists.
Last week, Gross also won duals against Ralston and Bennington. Gross beat Ralston Sept. 8 25-13, 27-25, 21-25, 25-20.
Taylor Skiles led Ralston with 13 kills while Maddie Goltl added 12. Beaudin led the Cougars with 19 kills and 14 digs while Fleming added 12 digs and Vomacka added nine kills.
Thursday, Gross beat Bennington 25-10, 25-15, 25-12 behind 14 kills and 15 digs from Beaudin and 20 digs from Kayla Van Haute.
Trojans, Rams battle at Norris
Ralston and Platteview both went 2-2 at the Norris Invite Saturday.
Ralston won games over Platteview and Blair and lost to Columbus and Waverly. Platteview beat Crete and Blair and lost to Waverly in addition to the loss to Ralston.
Ralston was led by Goltl, who had a combined 33 kills and 52 digs in the four games. She had 14 kills, her tournament high, in a 25-19, 25-22, 25-22 loss to Columbus.
Lydia Permenter and Sydni George added 19 digs to lead the defensive effort.
Katelynne Richards led the Trojans at Norris with 33 combined kills in the four matches. Sabrina Starks added 20 kills and an eight-block performance in the win over Crete.
Carly Stepanek tossed out 81 assists in the tournament.
Platteview also won a dual Thursday against Omaha Northwest (25-22, 25-22, 25-21). Richards led the Trojans with 14 kills while Sloane Augustus led the team with 12 digs and Starks had four blocks.
• Papillion-La Vista won a dual 23-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23 against Westside on Thursday.
Steph Gaston had 22 kills in the win while Katie Stephens added 15. Stephens and Autumn Wood each had 24 digs to lead the Monarchs defensively.
• Bellevue West lost two duals Thursday, one to Lincoln Southwest (25-22, 25-15) and the other to Lincoln Southeast (25-23, 26-24).
Callie Stenger led the Thunderbirds with six kills against Lincoln Southwest while Courtney Morehead had 10 kills against Lincoln Southeast. Bellevue West also lost to Millard North Sept. 8 in five sets 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 17-25, 16-14.
• Class A No. 1 Papillion-La Vista South beat second-ranked Marian 24-26, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22 Sept. 8 at Papio South.
Peyton Schendt and Raegan LeGrand each had 17 kills to lead the Titans while Taliyah Flores led the team with 27 digs.