DAYTON — In its first tough league match of the year with the outcome on the line, the Dayton volleyball team showed it could come through in the clutch.
Dayton came back for a 19-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 17-15 win over Lowry Saturday to improve to 16-1 and 4-0 in league.
“A great match,” Dayton coach Monica Halverson said. “Lowry is tough. They really did push my kids.”
For Dayton, Brianda Diaz had four aces, 15 kills and 13 digs, Hailey Wells had four aces, four kills and 14 digs, Makenna Olsen had 10 kills and five blocks, Kallie Strong had five kills and eight digs, Kassie Strong had four kills, Shalia Powell had 37 assists, seven kills and 12 digs and Rachel Hadley added 21 digs.
Halverson said by the end of the match her team was able to contain Lowry’s top hitter and added, “our serve receive was awesome.”
“They rose to the occasion,” Halverson also said about her team. “It was exciting. The gym was crazy.”
Virgina City wins
VIRGINIA CITY — The Muckers came back to beat Sierra Lutheran 23-25, 25-15, 25-9, 25-7 to improve to 7-1 and 2-0.
Kim Tlapa had four aces, eight digs and one kill, Bethan Fuller had two aces and five kills, Chelsea Nevin had two aces, three kills and one block, Jordan Seddon had three aces, four kills and five blocks and Katlin Hames added three aces, one kill and nine digs for Virginia City.
Virginia City’s junior varsity (4-3, 2-0) also won 17-25, 26-24, 15-9.
Molly McKee had three kills and five blocks, Kimberly Eckert had nine digs and Brynna Hansen added seven digs to lead Sierra Lutheran.
Carson dominates NV
RENO — The Senators, despite having trouble finishing, rolled to a 3-0 win over North Valleys on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Carson closes out its crossover schedule Tuesday night with a home match against McQueen at 7 p.m.
Megan Sando. Isabella Wakeling and Julie Torres scored for the Senators, who continally peppered the NV goalie with shots. Carson shooters had some great openings, but continually tried to go short side instead of the far post.
“I was proud of the girls for getting the opportunities that they did,” Carson coach Greg Lehman said. “I thought Melissa (Glanzmann) had a couple of goals, but their keeper made some great saves.
“Isabella had a goal and hit the crosbar a couple of times. I see us getting better every practice; every week. It’s a good group of girls. We have a lot of good chemistry.”
Sando gave Carson a 1-0 lead at the end of the first half, and then Wakeling scored in the 46th minute and Torres in the 78th minute.
• Carson lost the JV match 3-1. Valerie Martinez had Carson’s only goal.
Douglas defeated Spanish Springs, 2-1 on Saturday.
The Tigers are now 7-1 on the season with seven straight wins since losing their opener against Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.).
WINNEMUCCA — Lowry jumped out to a 2-0 first-half lead en route to a 6-0 win over the Dust Devils on Saturday.
Lowry tops Dayton
WINNEMUCCA — The Dust Devils picked up two red cards in their 3-1 loss to Lowry on Saturday.
Lowry scored all three of its goals in the first half. Victor Gomez scored Dayton’s lone goal in the second half.
Carlos Landa played well on defense for Dayton.
“We came out strong in the second half, but it was hard to play two players down,” Dayton coach Luis Melgarejo said. “Carlos challenged and won every ball whether it was in the air or on the ground.”
Douglas ties Cougars
MINDEN — Douglas continued its streak of playing stingy defense Saturday in a 0-0 tie against Spanish Springs.
Douglas, now 6-1-3 overall, 2-1-2 in league, has not allowed a goal in its last four games.
“I thought our team was outstanding defensively,” Tigers coach Milko Vasquez said.
The coach added praise for fullbacks Edgar Hernandez and Niklas Wegner, as well as stopped Chris McKimmey and sweeper Koby Hinnant. Goalkeeper Luke Heinrichs also made five big saves against Spanish Springs (2-2-1, 2-2-1).
“I thought that the effort was notable because the games aren’t getting any easier,” Vasquez said. “We have Hug (on Wednesday) and Wooster (Saturday) coming up, so this is going to be a big week for us.”
RENO — Ian Van Rensselaer won the boys race for Carson and Eveline Delgado finished fifth to lead Carson’s girls to a second-place finish in the Sierra League meet Friday at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in South Reno.
Carson’s girls placed second with 57 points behind Damonte Ranch with 28. Douglas was third with 68 points and Galena was fourth with 71 points. Carson placed four runners in the top 15. Delgado covered the 5K course in 22:02.37 to take fifth; Josefina Ortiz-Osty took 10th in 22:42.25; Blanca Sosa placed 11th in 22:43.42; and Athena Favero was 14th in 23:13.15.
Van Rensselaer won the boys race in 17:51.48. Also for the Senators, Miles Bean took 20th in 19:27.47, Kiefer Catron was 28th in 19:43.86 and freshman Brandon Copeland placed 30th in 19:47.67.
Western Nevada College split two games in fall exhibition action at John L. Harvey Field beating Feather River 6-4 and losing to the Reno Astros 8-4.
Against Feather River, Bradley Lewis hit a two-run single to give WNC a 6-4 lead and also doubled, Chad Bell singled and had an RBI and Tim Lichty added an RBI single for the Wildcats. Winning pitcher Ty Fox pitched two scoreless innings.
Against the Astros, WNC trailed 8-0 when it scored four runs in the seventh inning highlighted by Lichty’s three-run home.
The Wildcats were outhit 14-6. Matt Young allowed two runs over three innings for WNC.