Garden County ousted by Humphrey St. Francis in first round of D2 tourney

Kayden Kramer, left, and Mallory Zorn, right, of Garden County block as Olivia Wiese of Humphrey St. Francis kills the ball during the first round of the Class D2 State Volleyball Tournament on Thursday at Lincoln Northeast High School.

LINCOLN — Humphrey St. Francis made quick work of Garden County in Thursday’s Class D2 first round state tourney matchup at Lincoln Northeast High School.

The fifth-seeded Flyers (23-4) handed the fourth-seeded Eagles (29-2) just their second loss of the season, sweeping their way to a 25-14, 25-10, 25-10 victory.

Caitlin Jarosz led the Flyers offense with a match-high 17 kills, while also adding eight digs. Kylee Wessel had eight kills and 11 digs, while Peighton Eisenmenger posted 13 digs and Alissa Kosch had five aces and eight digs for HSF.

Kaitlyn Hunt and Kayden Kramer led Garden County with five kills apiece.

The Flyers advance to the semifinals where they’ll meet top-seeded Lawrence-Nelson on Friday at 9 a.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Lawrence-Nelson advanced by sweeping No. 8 seed Giltner 25-10, 25-8, 25-14 on Thursday.

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