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Pleasanton sweeps Bergan in championship, completes perfect season

Pleasanton wins first state volleyball title since 1976.
Published: Nov. 7, 2020 at 8:01 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - For the second time in nine months, Pleasanton has seen one of their teams complete a perfect season. The Lady Bulldog volleyball team swept Archbishop Bergan in the championship to win the Class D-1 state title (25-12, 25-17, 25-20).

This win was sweet as Bergan eliminated Pleasanton the last two season in the semifinals. On top of that, in March Pleasanton’s girls basketball team beat Bergan in the Class D-1 title game to finish the season 28-0.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs were led by senior Katy Lindner who had a team high 22 kills. Fellow senior, Isabelle Paitz was not too far behind with 18.

Defensively, they held the Knights to a .159 hitting percentage to their .422. This is Pleasanton’s first state volleyball title since 1976.

“You know it’s great to bring this trophy home, but just working with these ladies is amazing," Pleasanton volleyball coach Shane Nordby said. "It’s the dream team that any coach would want to have athletes like this, and coming to practice every day and work their tails off and do everything that you ask them to do.”

The Lady Bulldogs finish the season with a record of 33-0 and say goodbye to seven seniors who have left their mark on Pleasanton school history.

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