Top-seeded St. Mary's made Thursday's first-round game of state volleyball look easy as the Cardinals swept No. 8 Giltner.
The Cardinals (30-2) defeated Giltner (20-12) 25-14, 25-18, 25-15 in the first match of the Class D2 state championship tournament at Lincoln East.
St. Mary's will play No. 5 Hampton, a 3-1 winner over Stuart, in the semifinal at 9 a.m. Friday at Pinnacle Bank arena.