January 29, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Swedes dim Stars in Subdistrict Final

GOTHENBURG – It was a four set battle Tuesday night that saw Gothenburg prevail over Kearney Catholic 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 30-28 to win the C1-11 Subdistrict Final.

Kearney Catholic took the first set using an aggressive attack and a strong front row defensive. Gothenburg would answer in the second and third sets, piling up 10 ace serves to help them win. The Swedes needed six tries to wrap up the fourth set for the victory, but used a dominant offensive attack and timely defense to prevail.

Gothenburg finished with 11 ace serves. Clara Evert and Kara Waskowiak each finished with nine kills. Evert had four ace serves. Taryn O’Hare and Madison Smith each contributed seven kills. In the losing effort, Payton Dzingle led Kearney Catholic with 14 kills including seven in the fourth set. Aibrey Mandernach and Londyn Carnes each had seven kills.

Both teams will await their District Final pairings that will be officially announced on Thursday. District Finals will be played on Saturday.

Listen to the match here.