Posted On: 04/22/18 7:22 PM

Fallon Stutheit (Johnson-Brock) of Nebraska ONE 17 Titanium goes up for a kill against the block of Lauren Walenz (Millard South), left, and Kelsey Olson (Millard South), right, of Nebraska Elite 17 Razee during Saturday's tournament. (Photo by Berk Brown)

In the decisive third set of the championship match of the Next Level 18 Gold Tournament at Nebraska Elite on Saturday, Marriah Buss (Lincoln Lutheran) made sure Nebraska ONE 17 Titanium got off to a fast start and never looked back against Premier 17 Gold.

Buss, a Wichita State recruit, had four kills for Titanium during a 6-1 start to the third set and finished the match with 20 kills total as Nebraska ONE downed Premier 17 Gold 25-17, 19-25, 15-9 to win the match between two of the top 17s teams in the Midwest. 

Bailey Wilson (Millard West) got hot for Premier in the third set and had four kills that accounted for all of Premier's points during a stretch when it cut the Titanium lead to 9-6, but a kill from Kamryn Willman (Grand Island Central Catholic) and another from Buss helped Nebraska ONE build its lead back up to 12-6. 

Premier 17 Gold would cut the lead

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