Carson Valley wins Tah-Neva title
Carson Valley Middle School won the Tah-Neva League Volleyball Tournament eighth grade championship Friday in Gardnerville.
CVMS drew an opening round bye then edged past Pau-Wa-Lu in a closely-contested semifinal, and then defeated Eagle Valley Middle School in a three-set final at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.
“This team had magnificent heart and scrappiness throughout the season and knew how to play as a TEAM!,” coach Suzi Townsell wrote in an email.
CVMS “played an amazing Pau-Wa-Lu team” in the semifinal and in two sets — 25-23, 26-24. Pau-Wa-Lu had advanced with a two-set win against Incline.
CVMS outlasted the Eagle Valley squad from Carson City in the final, 25-20, 18-25, 15-9. CVMS drew the tournament’s No. 1 seed and first-round bye after Alder Creek dropped out of the tournament.
Team stats for the day included:
SERVICE POINTS: Kate Talia 9; Serena Tomassi 8; Fiona Mora, Bethany Lundberg 7 each; Maddy Surane, Kennedy Cole, Hannah Shaw, Chloe Stein 6 each; Brooklyn Galliett, Kamryn Harper 3 each; Kyla Palaroan, Haley Passink 2 each; Haley Hassman 1.
ACES: Lundberg, Surane 5 each; Mora, Talia 4 each; Tomassi 3 each; Cole 2 each; Passink, Harper 1 each.
KILLS: Surane 13; Galliett 8; Lundberg 6; Mora, Talia 5 each; Cole 4; Savannah Sabo 3; Shaw, Emma Ruffo 2 each; Stein, Hassman 1 each.
BLOCKS: Lundberg, Galliett 3 each; Sabo 2; Surane 1.
ASSISTS: Tomassi 20; Cole 15; Palaroan 7; Stein, Surane, Lundberg 1 each.
DIGS: Mora 8; Galliett 7; Talia, Tomassi 5 each; Shaw, Surane 4 each; Hassman, Passink, Ruffo, Harper 3 each; Palaroan, Cole 2 each; Lundberg 1.
CVMS ended with a 16-1 overall record, including the South Tahoe Optimist Tournament championship in January with a two-day record of 6-0.