SEM downs Wolfpack in semis

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Teammates Braelyn Martinsen, Kate Furstenau, Camry Kittelson and Ashlynne Charf surround Baylee Busteed as she made one of her 19 set assists against the Mustangs Friday.

LINCOLN — Sumner-Eddyville-Miller is a thorn in the Wolfpack’s side. They proved it once again Friday, sweeping EPPJ in the semi-final round of the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament.

The Mustangs defeated the Wolfpack 25-18, 25-12 and 25-22, dominating EPPJ in a manner only seen once before this season when St. Mary’s swept them in their first match of the season.

“They (SEM) really brought it and we just couldn’t quite get there,” Coach Jordynn Luettel said. “We didn’t quite play Wolfpack volleyball until about the beginning of the third set and we weren’t able to put the full 25 points together (to win the set).” 

The loss dropped the Wolfpack’s record to 27-7.

For more, see this week’s Elgin Review.

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Wolfpack junior Sara Bode got the better of her opponent across the net on this play against SEM.
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Kaitey Schumacher makes a perfect pass during Friday’s three-set loss to the Mustangs.