GRETNA — The Columbus High volleyball team went 1-2 Saturday while facing some tough competition at the Heartland Crossroads Invitational in Gretna.

CHS finished the day with two-set losses to Class B, No. 5 Gretna and Class B, No. 4 Elkhorn South with a victory over Lincoln North Star sandwiched in between.

Sophomore outside hitter Jaidyn Garrett led the Discoverer attack against the host Dragons, who won the match 25-16, 25-17. Garrett recorded 10 of Columbus' 15 kills.

Telegram Super Senior Rylee Kwapnioski had nine assists and 10 digs for CHS, and senior Regi Zakrzewski led the team with 13 digs.

The Discoverers bounced back in their second match to take down North Star in three sets, winning 23-25, 26-24, 25-23.

CHS recorded 36 kills in the victory, led by Garrett's 15. Junior outside hitter Lauren Benck added seven kills.

Columbus also had nine aces in the match, with Kwapnioski serving four of them and Zakrzewski and Benck tallying two each.

Kwapnioski added to her stat line with 31 assists and 11 digs, and Zakrzewski finished with 16 digs.

The Discoverers lost their final match of the day 25-15, 25-16 to Elkhorn South.

Garrett paced the CHS offense with four kills, giving her 29 for the tournament, and Kwapnioski recorded nine assists to push her tournament total to 49.

Zakrzewski and Kwapnioski led CHS in digs again, with 11 and eight, respectively.

The Discoverers (3-2) host Aurora on Tuesday.



Tyler Ellyson is editor of The Columbus Telegram.

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