Posted On: 09/6/19 11:40 AM

Elkhorn South's Rylee Gray hits around the block of Millard South's Paige Fixemer during Thursday's match. Elkhorn South won 3-1. Photo by Berk Brown.

ELKHORN - Technically, Ibi Green is a right-side hitter for Elkhorn South, but on Thursday night against Millard South, she played the role of closer in helping lead the #2 Storm to a 25-20, 27-25, 21-25, 25-17 victory over the #8 Patriots.

Green, a Nebraska-Kearney recruit, had a match-high 22 kills on just 33 swings, as Elkhorn South improved to 3-0 on the year while Millard South dropped to 4-3.

In set one, it was Nebraska recruit Rylee Gray that set the tone early with three kills and three blocks that pushed the Storm out to an 8-3 lead. Another Gray kill eventually got Elkhorn South's lead to 21-13 and a kill from Kylie Weeks finished it off at 25-20.

In a back-and-forth second set, a kill by Weeks put Elkhorn South up 15-14, but Millard South responded with a 6-0 run to take a 20-15 lead on an ace serve from Kenley Montagne. However, the Storm answered with a 5-0 run soon after with Weeks and Green each having two kills in the run to

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