Falcons set for region volleyball
November 1, 2017
Gabby Kale delivered a double-double Friday morning to help the Sierra Lutheran High volleyball team secure a regular season-ending 3-1 victory at Virginia City.
Kale had 17 kills and 11 digs, in addition to seven blocks, as the Falcons locked up a share of the Western 1A championship and the division's No. 2 seed into the Northern 1A Region Tournament starting on Friday at Wooster High School in Reno.
Sierra Lutheran (16-2 league, 17-7 overall) and Coleville (16-2, 18-6) finished the season tied for first-place.
Sierra Lutheran opens in the region tournament with a 4:40 p.m. match against McDermitt, the East's No. 3 seed, and Coleville opens at 6:20 p.m. against Wells.
The Falcons bested Virginia City by game scores of 25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 25-17.
"What a fantastic way to end our regular season," said coach Tiffany Patrick. "Here we come regionals."
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Sierra Lutheran senior Brynna Hansen finished with 10 kills, four blocks and 13 digs.
Sophomore Ciera Schinzing had five kills and seven blocks. Briana Mofitz-Faeta had 21 assists and Claire Benson added 10 assists. Charis Wheeler led the team with 16 digs.
Virginia City scored 28 unanswered points in the first-quarter en route to a 61-8 win at home against Sierra Lutheran on Friday.
The undefeated Muckers stretched their lead to 35-0 at halftime and 55-8 after three quarters against Sierra Lutheran (1-6 league, 1-7 overall).
Quarterback Alex Bernhard threw a 20-yard pass to John Miles for the Falcons' only touchdown. Rocky DiMartino caught a pass from Bernhard for the 2-point PAT conversion.
Defensively, Nathan White had an interception, and DiMartino, Peyton Hedwall and Austin Stone each had a tackle for loss.
Virginia City (7-0, 9-0) was led by Wyatt Pieretti with 212 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Overall, seven different ball carriers ran the ball.