Sandfort’s passing sets Johnson-Brock up with fourth-straight semifinal appearance

LINCOLN – No. 2 Johnson-Brock’s quest for a four consecutive Class D1 state volleyball title began with a sweep of No. 7 Cambridge Thursday night at Lincoln East High School.

Senior Fallon Stutheit, who is committed to play volleyball at the University of Nebraska, finished with 17 kills, 2 ace serves, a block and an assist, and the Eagles ran away with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 (3-0) first round victory over the Trojans.

Hailey Sandfort dished 22 assists in her first state match as a varsity setter. She made the move to the new position at the beginning of the season, replacing graduate Brynn Westenburg.

“We played really well,” said Eagles coach Tera Stutheit. “It was just a nice game. I feel like we spread our offense around a little bit.”

Junior Korynn Clason led Cambridge with 12 kills. Senior Kaelie Tomlin added 19 assists. The Trojans finished the season 25-6.

Johnson-Brock (30-3) advance to the semi-finals and will meet No. 3 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday. First serve is set for 11 a.m. The match will air on B103 (103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com).

The Bulldogs survived a five-set thriller vs. Diller-Odell in the first round.

Johnson-Brock (30-3)…….25 25 25

Cambridge (25-6)…………18 17 12

J-B (kills-aces-blocks): Fallon Stutheit 17-3-1, Jayse Koehler 2-4-0, Jordan Koehler 3-0-2, Jadyn Hahn 6-3-1, Taylor Buchmeier 1-0-3, Emily Wenzl 0-1-0, Hailey Sandfort 1-2-0, Audrey Sandfort 0-2-0.

Cambridge: Olivia Taylor 4-0-0, Kaelin Tomlin 0-1-1, Rylee Cross 2-0-1, Jenna Ebbers 7-1-0, Korynn Clason 11-0-3, Cali GUnderson 2-0-0.

Set assists: JB 29 (H. Sandfort 27, Stutheit 1, Jo. Koehler 1). C 26 (Tomlin 25, Gunderson 1).

Thursday’s local scoreboard, Nov. 8

Johnson-Brock vs. Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena

Radio: 103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com

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