Coleville volleyball in first place
October 29, 2013
One match now stands between the Coleville High volleyball team and outright possession of the Western Division IV regular season championship.
Coleville (12-2 league, 17-9 overall) celebrated its homecoming and took a big step toward securing first-place on Saturday by sweeping a double header from Mineral County. The Wolves won 25-8, 25-8 and 25-10, 25-14.
The Wolves moved into sole possession of first-place, assisted by Whittell's 3-1 win on Friday at Virginia City. Whittell, Smith Valley and Virginia City are in a virtual deadlock for second-place with three losses each.
"I thought this was as well as we've played as a team all year," Coleville coach Kyle Pattison said. "We had a million distractions since this was Senior Day and homecoming, but every girl we put in to play today was on fire."
Nicole Smith had 10 kills, Miranda Sturdivant 6 kills and 32 assists, and Aide Merito 4 aces. Freshman Reina Childs had 6 kills on 7 attempts.
"It was the most balanced offensive attack of the season," Pattison noted. "Six different players had at least six kills."
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Coleville concludes its regular season on Friday with a 5 p.m. match at Pyramid Lake.
Though upbeat about the performance, Pattison isn't willing to look past the Pyramid Lake match.
"If we can finish it off on Friday, that would be a tremendous feat," he said. "There are a lot of talented teams in this league, five or six at least. And for a school our size (enrollment of 60 students), to be on top is very impressive."
Note: The Division IV Northern Region Tournament will be played on Nov. 8-9 at Wooster High School in Reno. As the No. 1 seed, the Wolves would play the East's No. 4 seed at 6:20 p.m. on Friday. The tournament finals are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday at Wooster. The two finalists will advance to the state tournament on Nov. 15-16 in Henderson.