LINCOLN, Neb. – The defending state champions in Class C2 are two wins away from a repeat.
#5 Stanton defeated Fremont Bergan on Thursday in four sets 21-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22 in the first round of the state tournament.
Jessie Brandl led the way for Stanton with 21 kills, Bree Burtwhistle followed with 16. Hannah Heppner added 14 kills in the win.
Lexie Langley was the leader for Bergan with 22 kills and 21 blocks.
Stanton will next play #1 Hartington Cedar Catholic or #8 Southern Valley on Friday.