Posted On: 08/30/19 12:34 AM

ELKHORN - A block by Nebraska recruit Rylee Gray not only gave Elkhorn South a win over Elkhorn in the first set of their match Thursday night, but it also seemed to zap the energy out of the Antlers as the Storm took a 27-25, 25-16, 25-20 victory on opening night.

In a match featuring two of the top teams in Class A, a kill by the Antler's Addie Thomas gave Elkhorn an 18-16 lead in the first set against #2 Elkhorn South. Gray, however, began to take over with three kills sandwiched around an ace serve from Brilee Wieseler which allowed the Storm to go up 20-18.

A pair of Elkhorn South errors got the Antlers back in it and tied the score at 20 and the set would later be tied at 21, 22, 23 and 24 before a kill by Nebraska-Kearney recruit Ibi Green got Elkhorn South a 25-24 lead. A net violation on the Storm pulled the score even at 25, but seventh-ranked Elkhorn returned the favor with a net serve to give the Storm its third match point at 26-25. A block by Gray then ended the set.

After an electric first set, Elkhorn South

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